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Happy Birthday Libre!

So, it was exactly three years ago today that it was possible to order the Libre sensors and reader.  Having signed up for all the notifications about the system and joined the Facebook Abbott Freestyle Libre Users Group, I was able to know to order on Day 1, with my order being No. 594.  The orders are into the millions now.  I originally tracked order numbers by date as it seemed to correlate with the increases in ordering - like in 2016 when the waiting list requirement was abolished.  It doesn't work as well now but the big increase in 2017 seems to match what users are saying.


Looking back, the system does seem to have a made a difference to many people's lives.  The group has stories of how much easier it has made control of diabetes (T1, T2 and other related conditions) especially for parents of T1s.  Luckily I'm not in that situation, but can imagine the massive increase in peace of mind.

Anyway, it's a good day to celebrate this great innovation for improving life with diabetes.  Now to hope that one day those that really need it can get it on prescription (another blog post to follow on that subject!)

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