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Old 01-17-2023, 10:48 AM
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I got one a week ago and can't recommend getting one if you have diabetes enough. I got the Freestyle Libre 3.

If you have considered it you should give one a try and see if you also like it.
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Got the libre 2 about a month ago. I have an older iPhone so can't use the 3 until I buy a new one. I did have an issue with the low glucose numbers being off. I kept getting numbers in the 60s and I felt OK so I did a stick and found it to be off by 100! Did it 3 times and always off by 100. But the high numbers were dead on. I called Abbott who makes them and complained so they sent me a neww one for free but I still think the low numbers are off. My friend has the dexcom system and showed my on his phone that he can adjust it if the numbers don't jive.
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I got one a week ago and can't recommend getting one if you have diabetes enough. I got the Freestyle Libre 3.

If you have considered it you should give one a try and see if you also like it.
If you like the Libre...you should try Dexcom...way WAY better IMO and you don't have to hold your phone to the attachment .
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Got the libre 2 about a month ago. I have an older iPhone so can't use the 3 until I buy a new one. I did have an issue with the low glucose numbers being off. I kept getting numbers in the 60s and I felt OK so I did a stick and found it to be off by 100! Did it 3 times and always off by 100. But the high numbers were dead on. I called Abbott who makes them and complained so they sent me a neww one for free but I still think the low numbers are off. My friend has the dexcom system and showed my on his phone that he can adjust it if the numbers don't jive.
I had to upgrade my Samsung phone to use it. I had the cheap AO2s so I got a refurbished A32 5G. The $100 was worth it to have a phone that wasn't a piece of garbage. The numbers on the Libre 3 seem pretty good so far.

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If you like the Libre...you should try Dexcom...way WAY better IMO and you don't have to hold your phone to the attachment .
How do you like it on your abdomen? Not having it there was one of my main reasons for going with the penny sized Libre 3 on the back of my arm. With the 3 you only have to touch your phone to the device once to activate it. Then as long as you are within 33 feet it sends a reading to your phone every minute.
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I read the title of this thread and thought.......great, another troll LOL

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Interesting info...i am one of those above normal people and would think i had diabetes, but the docs never told me otherwise. I tried to do the finger thingy --to just try and check my levels. Seemed normal. But no way in hell i want to do the finger thingy all the time.
Glad to have folks here sharing +++++
Now, i dont have a phone, insert old timer crap all you want. Never felt the need to have a cell phone, when i got a home phone.
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Interesting info...i am one of those above normal people and would think i had diabetes, but the docs never told me otherwise. I tried to do the finger thingy --to just try and check my levels. Seemed normal. But no way in hell i want to do the finger thingy all the time.
Glad to have folks here sharing +++++
Now, i dont have a phone, insert old timer crap all you want. Never felt the need to have a cell phone, when i got a home phone.
You don't actually need a phone that works for calling. You could just buy a used phone cheap to use as a reader for the CGM. You will have to hook it to WiFi to download the app and then for a couple minutes every 2 weeks to activate the new CGM. Other than that you just use the Bluetooth on the phone to get your reading every minute. At least that is how the Libre 3 works.

Yes stabbing yourself repeatedly in the finger sucks.
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I had to upgrade my Samsung phone to use it. I had the cheap AO2s so I got a refurbished A32 5G. The $100 was worth it to have a phone that wasn't a piece of garbage. The numbers on the Libre 3 seem pretty good so far.



How do you like it on your abdomen? Not having it there was one of my main reasons for going with the penny sized Libre 3 on the back of my arm. With the 3 you only have to touch your phone to the device once to activate it. Then as long as you are within 33 feet it sends a reading to your phone every minute.
I didn't know that...the commercials make it seem like you have to tap it every time. I prefer it on my abdomen vs my arm to be honest. I play many sports and am quite active...only once had a problem when I was moving crazy big stuff and almost peeled it off. I am sure libre is good with customer support...but Dexcom is like Amazon/Home Depot/Costco in one...any issues and no questions send a replacement ASAP. I spend about $250/3 months all in.

They have been pushing for some sort of pump as well...but unless I can control everything from my phone it just wouldn;t be convenient enough for me ....but they have some stuff that might be borderline accpetable (for me) now or soon....so we will see.
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I didn't know that...the commercials make it seem like you have to tap it every time. I prefer it on my abdomen vs my arm to be honest. I play many sports and am quite active...only once had a problem when I was moving crazy big stuff and almost peeled it off. I am sure libre is good with customer support...but Dexcom is like Amazon/Home Depot/Costco in one...any issues and no questions send a replacement ASAP. I spend about $250/3 months all in.

They have been pushing for some sort of pump as well...but unless I can control everything from my phone it just wouldn;t be convenient enough for me ....but they have some stuff that might be borderline accpetable (for me) now or soon....so we will see.
Funny how we prefer it in different places for similar reasons.

I just filled a 3 month prescription. For the Libre 3 it is 6 devices as they last 14 days each. For me the price was $224.99 tax included. Without insurance the cash price would have been $440.34 tax included.

When I was researching what one to try I believe the Dexcom 6 or the new 7 could communicate and work together with some of the pumps. None of the Libre models can do that.

I am a type II doing every thing I can to stay off any new medication because of a recent extremely horrible reaction to the Metformin I had been taking for years. Having the real time readings has been beyond helpful in figuring out what I can and can't eat now. My levels can skyrocket really easy now but it is also way easier now to get them back down.
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Just had my first bloodwork done after getting my Libre 3 CGM. I am amazed at how accurate it is. My BG according to the CGM is 134 over the last 56 days that I have had it. My bloodwork came back with an average of 128 BG(6.1 A1c).

Amazingly this is drug free. When on 2000mg of Metformin the best A1c I ever hit was 6.4 once with most being in the 7s.

Having the real time data is amazing and I can't recommend getting one enough if you are diabetic.

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