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Old 11-02-2021, 04:05 AM
Aneng Aneng is offline
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Question Fitting a Freestyle Libre monitor ?

Hi. Our vet tried putting a Freestyle Libre on our pug but it didn't work. The little needle got bent when they were trying to attach the device to the dog.

I have another one now and I need to get it attached successfully. As you know, they're not cheap so I don't want to mess it up.

The vet blamed the dog's skin for being too thick.

Has anyone got experience of fitting these and do you have any tips please?

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Old 11-02-2021, 09:48 AM
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Default Re: Fitting a Freestyle Libre monitor ?

I never used the equipment but others on the forum have and haven't heard anyone having a problem
Jesse-26 lbs - 16.5 years old ,11 years diabetic, one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack . 3 shots of Novolin( under the Relion name ) a day . Total insulin for a 24 hour period is 6.5 units of NPH insulin .
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Old 11-02-2021, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: Fitting a Freestyle Libre monitor ?

It's wicked expensive and the only one the vet put on Max lasted almost two weeks...
Since then, I'd put them on and they lasted anywhere from 2 to 7 days.
I've since used the Alphatrac.
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Old 11-03-2021, 04:10 PM
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its a link to utube to put the sensor on
Riliey . aka Ralphy, Alice, Big Boy
20 lb male. 5 1/2 nph insulin. 1/2 cup fromms. black cockapoo, dx Apr 2012 . 5 1\2 yrs diabetic. 2000 to 2017
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Old 11-24-2021, 01:17 AM
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Default Re: Fitting a Freestyle Libre monitor ?

I know vets are really into the continuous monitoring but I really don't think it's necessary. And sometimes creates too much data. I feel like you can do just as much with curves. Continuous monitors for a day on occasion as a replacement for a curve could be useful.

So if it doesn't work out, I don't think it's that big of a deal.

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