Libre

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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Do you trust your meter?

BG meters are not accurate: they’re allowed to not report your actual BG value. Shocking, but true. Many people use a single meter, and assume that the number reported is their actual BG value. And then when they use a CGM (or a Libre) they complain that the numbers from those devices don’t match their …

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