freestyle libra

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Trish Skidmore
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
18 posts

Hi can you tell me if the Freestyle Libre is available on the NHS free please.

Thank you Trish

Phil Maskell DAFNE Graduate
Nottingham University Hospital & QMC
194 posts

I'm not an HCP, but I can answer that, No. Abbott are trying to get it, but don't hold your breath Sad

That aside I do pay for it and find it really useful.

EDIT: NHS need to way up the cost of long term issues, my HbA1c has gone from 8ish to 5.9 since using it.

Peter DUAG Committee Member
University College London Hospitals (UCLH)
105 posts

Trish, The other possibility is to ask the DSN at your next appointment whether they have any which can be borrowed. Some DAFNE centres are now offering this.That would at least give you some visibility of your 24x7 data and help you decide if you wanted to invest in one.