Libre

Segal’s Law

To quote from Wikipedia, Segal’s Law is an adage that states: “A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.” How is this relevant to diabetes? Well, for the last fortnight I’ve been wearing three CGMs. It’s been quite enlightening. The three systems I’ve been using have been: …

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CGM accuracy – Calibration is King!

Over the years I’ve spent some time living with multiple CGM systems: Dexcom G4 and G5 Medtronic Guardian2/Enlite (640G pump) FreeStyle Libre FreeStyle Libre with Spike/xDrip+ Incidentally for the purposes of this technical discussion, the Libre is a Continuous Glucose Monitor. Any lack of alarms/etc does not change this, even if “Flash” monitoring doesn’t have …

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LibreLinkUp – “follower” app reaches Australia

Back in June Abbott released the LibreLink app in Australia, allowing us to scan the Libre sensors directly into phones. Currently the data read that way can’t be merged with the data read through the Reader device linked to the same sensor, but it offers another connectivity option for users. This week we’ve seen news …

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Libre version 2

The Abbott Libre “flash” glucose monitoring system has been available in Australia since June 2016. It currently costs almost $95 per fortnight, and just like the CGM systems there’s no funding subsidy available yet. But meanwhile, this week at the EASD meeting in Berlin, Abbott have announced their new “Libre 2” system. We have known …

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Libre subsidy: how is it related to BG meter choice?

Abbott Diabetes Care stirred the Australian Libre-subsidy pot again this week, and we see people in diabetes peer support groups complaining about it in various ways. I do feel that many people have not put the pieces together and may be surprised when all the changes related to this finally come home to roost. In …

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