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Type of sensorNameHow many of those sensors have you used?What do / did you like most about it?What do / did you like least about it?How would you improve it?Does the adhesive cause a rash or irritation?Do you use any product under or over the sensor to improve adhesion or prevent irritation?How long do you usually wear each sensor?How would you rate this type of sensor & system for: [Accuracy (close to blood glucose test result)]How would you rate this type of sensor & system for: [Comfort / wearability]How would you rate this type of sensor & system for: [Software]How would you rate this type of sensor & system for: [Value for money (to you or to whoever pays for it)]How would you rate this type of sensor & system for: [Discretion / ability to hide it if you want to]Gender of the sensor userAge or age range of the sensor user Are you using it with the manufacturer's app/software or 3rd party app/software
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Abbott FreeStyle Libre5 or moreIt’s discrete and accurateNo alarmsNeeds more effective secure adhesive.SometimesSkinTac and TegadermAs per license GreatGreatGreatNeither good nor badGreatFemaleAdult
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Medtronic Enlite with 640G5 or morePredictive low suspendTrying to keep it taped down securely - not like it is in the website photos!It needs to connect to a pump.NeverNoLonger than licensedGreatPoorGoodNeither good nor badGoodFemaleAdult
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Senseonics Eversense XL1 - 4one insertion in 6 months & I don't have to do it; Less waste; an absolute dream from a skin perspective!Doesn't communicate with my pump, so have to duplicate the informationSometimesUse tape over top- hypafix underneath rock tapeLess than the licensed number of daysGreatGreatNeither good nor badNeither good nor badAwfulFemaleAdult
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Dexcom G4Sarah5 or moreAccuracy, ability to make dosing decisions more confidentlyNothing really. Occasional tape irritation but not frequentAlarms.NeverNoLonger than licensedGreatGoodGoodGoodNeither good nor badFemaleAdult
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreNickC5 or moreLack of having to finger prickThe costLet users customise alarms to suit situation. I currently plug headphones in when need silenceNeverCavalon spray under & tegaderm over.As per license GreatGreatGoodPoorGreatMaleAdult
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Dexcom G5Flip5 or moreThe convenience of having the results on my phone & watch. So easy to glance & see what's happening.overrides silent on my phone. If have on vibrate will vibrate once but if alarm not acknowledged then screeches loudly. Less of a lag between libre and traditional metersNeverNoLonger than licensedGoodGoodGoodNot sure / neither good nor badNot sure / neither good nor badFemaleAdult
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreDianne1 - 4Directional arrows; can quickly see if bgl are rising/ falling and how quickly. Convienance esp when exercising outsideThe lag behind traditional meters; sometimes the numbers can have a large differencial which is confusingMake it last longer.NeverKinesiology tape when on holiday and in and out of,the poolAs per licenseGoodGreatGoodNot sure / neither good nor badGreatFemaleAdult
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Medtronic Enlite with 640GHelen5 or morePredictive low suspend is a game changerIt is only licensed for 6 days although we do restart it and have got an extra 6 days before Make it smaller - but not really a problemSometimesSometimes put surgical tape over the sensor if caryring out very physical activityLonger than licensedGreatGoodPoorGoodGoodFemaleTeens
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreTim5 or moreConstant blood glucose readings allow you to easily see patterns and adjust insulin intake accordinglyNothing to dislikeReduce the instances of signal loss, decrease costSometimesRock tapeAs per licenseGreatGoodGoodGreatGreatMaleAdult
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Dexcom G5Robyn 5 or moreThe low glucose alarms at night, and not having to prick my fingers over 10 times a day anymore CostReduce the cost! Have a wider area of adhesive to make it easier to take off/stick back down if the edges come up. NeverNoLonger than licensedGreatGreatGreatNot sure / neither good nor badGreatFemaleAdult
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreJane5 or moreIt works on my android phone. The reporting functionality and the predicated HBa1c. Its small and discret as well. Putting it on can be awkward with the insertor. They can be caught on straps or door frames (dependent on sensor location). Tighten up the high glucose accuracy, increase the areas you can place sensors - I think mine would stay on much better on my thighs or body. SometimesNoAs per license GreatGreatGoodNot sure / neither good nor badGreatFemaleAdult
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreRohan5 or moreOvernight glucose readings; graphs: very easy to use especially with the NFC app on my phone. higher glucose = less accurate readings; easy to knock the sensors off as my shoulders are often the first point of contact with walls/doorways/etcI would love to have the transmitters last for longer as the cost of buying a new transmitter every three months is hard. It’s a fantastic system but does have ongoing costs. SometimesSkin Tac under to fix it and then op site over to keep it stuck down. As per license GoodGreatGoodGoodGoodMaleAdult
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Dexcom G5Vicki5 or moreCustomer support; accurate readings; estimated HBA1c is close to or the same as actual HBA1c; I don’t have to carry multiple devices on me in the gym / on the go. phone widgets makes it easy to view my glucose at a glance. Sometimes sensor insertion can be painful and is hard to do. Make it rechargeable so that it could be cheaper.NeverSkinTac underneath and Rockadex on top to help keep it in place as I run with xDrip so go beyond suggested sensor time.Longer than licensedGreatGreatGreatGreatGreatFemaleAdult
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Dexcom G5Andy1 - 4Alarms and trendsAlarms when the sensor is gettig noisy dataBluetooth connectivity rather than NFCAlwaysTried SkinTac and even apply through a Tegaderm patch. Still got severe reactionLonger than licensedGreatGoodGoodGoodGoodMaleAdult3rd party
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreAndy5 or moreEasy to apply and most just workedSerious skin reaction to adhesive and also it wasnt really CGMAlarms for hypo/hyper levelsSometimesNoAs per license GoodGreatGoodGoodGoodMaleAdultYes
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreBruno5 or moreArrow to show direction of blood levelsCostAdd a Bluetooth transmitter to make it true cgmSometimesSkin Tac, Hypafix/Opsite to secure sometimesAs per license Not sure / neither good nor badNot sure / neither good nor badNot sure / neither good nor badPoorNot sure / neither good nor badMaleUnder 12Yes
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreKaren5 or moreSlim profileNo alarmsCalibrate SometimesNoAs per license GoodGoodGoodNot sure / neither good nor badGreatFemaleUnder 12Yes
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreJack5 or moreArrows that point you in the right direction Faulty sensors and inaccuracies As per license PoorGreatGoodAwfulGoodMaleAdult3rd party
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreHelen5 or moreinformation is great to find trendsAdhesive could be better trouble keeping onDoesn't link to pump, app not available for my phone need iPhone 7SometimesTegaderm or kenisio tapeAs per license GoodGreatGoodGreatPoorFemaleTeensYes
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Medtronic Enlite with VeoHelen5 or moreLinks to pumpDidnt find overly accurate and very costlyApp for phone to view readingsSometimesCavilon sprayLonger than licensedPoorGoodGoodPoorGoodFemaleTeensYes
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreHolrup5 or moreMy wife can scan me whilst I am sleeping to prevent night time hypos. Plus it saves on finger pricking. Nothing. I think it is fantastic To be available on prescription and to be able to wear it on other sites of the body. SometimesNoAs per licenseGreatGreatGreatGreatGreatMaleSeniorYes
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreLesley1 - 4Directional arrows giving guidance on which way BG levels headingCost. Lag time. Settling in period on applying new sensor - readings can be wonky during this time. Reduced cost. Elimination of lag time. Extended working time of sensor It used to but now I use something to prevent it (eg Skin Tac, Tegaderm, etc)Skin Tac TagadermAs per license GoodGoodGoodGoodPoorFemaleAdultYes
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreBecky5 or moreEase of useThat it only last 14 daysFor it to give real time data, it's currently around 15 mins behind.SometimesNoAs per license GreatGreatGoodGreatGoodFemaleAdultYes
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Medtrum A6Lesley5 or moreEasy insertion, transmitters are freeInaccurate, frequent sensor failureImprove the accuracyNeverNoLess than the licensed number of daysPoorGoodNot sure / neither good nor badPoorGoodFemaleAdultYes
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Medtrum A6Kimbers1 - 4Very easy to use the Sensor insertion is easy and the cost is very good for a CGMThe results are very favourable much better than the Libre, However when you have eaten and had your Bolus the Medtrum lags behind the BloodThe Report function on Easyview should be more user friendly and an anticipating figure for HbA1c, To link the software APP with XDRIP, Android WatchNeverNoAs per licenseGoodGreatNot sure / neither good nor badGreatGreatMaleAdultYes
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreMark5 or moreGreat accuracy if placed on arm or legIncreasing reaction to adhesive - now it won't stay on for more than 3 days and leaves skin markedAbility to protect from strong adhesive / different types of adhesive. Able to tape on without such strong adhesive underneathAlwaysHave tried barrier sprays Sorbaderm, Trio Elisse, and IV3000 patches with hole in centre As per licenseGoodNot sure / neither good nor badGoodNot sure / neither good nor badGoodMaleAdultYes
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Abbott FreeStyle LibreEd5 or moreSmall sizeUnreliable Bluetooth connection with blucon transmitter.Transmitter connectionNeverNoAs per licenseGreatGreatGreatGreatGreatMaleAdult3rd party
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