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Offline Pattidevans

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Article about the Libre
« on: 30 September 2017, 10:35:23 AM »
Came across this article, which I found of great interest, this morning. It addresses the FDA approval of the device and some of Abbotts motivations and sales pitch.  However, it is of interest to those wanting to get them prescribed in the UK, particularly in relation to HCP training.


http://www.diabettech.com/libre/abbotts-freestyle-libre-fda-approved-at-last-what-does-this-mean/


It also addresses the usefulness of testing for T2s
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Article about the Libre
« Reply #1 on: 14 November 2017, 11:11:45 AM »
hey Patti -- sorry I missed this when you originally posted it-- great article.

now we have passed the november 1st approval date for Libre on the NHS

anyone heard any mutterings or asked GP's ( or DSN's or Consultants ??

In my Diabetic therapy group -- our leader ( who is a dietician ) is really keen for members of our group to get the Libre

and also due to my sharing of life on a pump --- she is really keen to get a couple of the group members pumping as well.
(she is writing letters of support to these people's consultants.)
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014