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    Post by mo1905 on Wed Sep 03 2014, 09:50

    Looks interesting. Available in next couple of weeks ! Not sure of cost or if this will be offered on prescription !


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    Post by Dillinger on Wed Sep 03 2014, 14:45

    Looks good; the price is the key though isn't it?

    If it is in the range of a constant glucose monitor it won't be supported by the NHS and will be too expensive for the likes of me...

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    Post by Paul1976 on Wed Sep 03 2014, 14:57

    @Dillinger wrote:Looks good; the price is the key though isn't it?

    If it is in the range of a constant glucose monitor it won't be supported by the NHS and will be too expensive for the likes of me...

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    Too expensive for me too sadly if it's in the same league as the CGM cost wise-A CGM works out at around £8 a day or there about's if I remember correctly...Shame as I'd love to see the data from wearing a CGM for a few days to see what my meter might be missing.

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    Post by mo1905 on Wed Sep 03 2014, 15:08

    It may well be expensive to start with but my hope is that eventually, ALL manufacturers will follow the same technology route which would then make this the new standard way to test BG levels.


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    Post by Paul1976 on Wed Sep 03 2014, 15:20

    @mo1905 wrote:It may well be expensive to start with but my hope is that eventually, ALL manufacturers will follow the same technology route which would then make this the new standard way to test BG levels.

    I hope so mate! Even if it's not in my lifetime.


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    Post by Dillinger on Wed Sep 03 2014, 16:24

    This may not apply to any of us (as the HbA1c readings are quite high) but it looks like they are trialling this with Type 2's on insulin; have a look at this link http://diatribe.org/issues/66/trial-watch

    Perhaps it's all underway but if anyone fits the bill this might be interesting?

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    Post by mo1905 on Wed Sep 03 2014, 16:29

    Great opportunity ! I really hope studies like this prove that regular testing leads to tighter control for ALL diabetics ! I'm sure finger pricking will be a thing of the past within 5 years or so. Hope so anyway :-)


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    Post by Eddie on Wed Sep 03 2014, 16:45

    @Dillinger wrote:This may not apply to any of us (as the HbA1c readings are quite high) but it looks like they are trialling this with Type 2's on insulin; have a look at this link http://diatribe.org/issues/66/trial-watch

    Perhaps it's all underway but if anyone fits the bill this might be interesting?

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    As you say Dillinger very high HbA1c numbers, as we now know type two diabetics using insulin are up to three times more likely to get a heart attack and other serious complications (dose dependent) God help 'em. This you may remember was the subject of much debate on the DCUK forum some months ago. The thread was closed by the forum admin. Far too much useful information and the thread was locked. The cynic in me says it was because the DCUK management are trying to do a deal with big pharma or sell the forum off. Big pharma hates low carbers they cost them a fortune. And of course those sort of BG numbers quoted are rarely if ever seen on a low carbers BG meter.

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    Post by mo1905 on Sun Nov 09 2014, 11:05

    There is an on-line petition to try to get this available on the NHS if anyone is interested.

    http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/freestyle-libre-on-the-nhs


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    Post by Indy51 on Mon Nov 17 2014, 09:42

    Found a link to the following article on another forum and thought you guys might be interested:
    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/nov/14/new-gadget-end-hypo-world-diabetes-day
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    Post by mo1905 on Mon Nov 17 2014, 09:54

    Thanks Indy. I've been following this gadget for a while and it certainly is a big step forward. At present though, it's not available via the NHS and is quite expensive to self fund. Hopefully this will change in the future, I hope so. From what I read, it certainly has improved control for many users.


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