Anyone with Diabetes and using Abbott, FreeStyle Libre 2 continuous glucose monitor?
Hello, does anyone use the Abbott, FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor to monitor their glucose levels? Have you had any difficulties using it with your pacemaker?
Last night I changed my husband’s 14 day sensor, placing it on his left upper arm for the first time (at his request). My iPhone/FreeStyle App couldn't scan the new sensor and kept telling me to replace it. Eventually I had to remove the faulty sensor and to place a new one back onto the right arm where it immediately picked up a signal and started working again.
It seems the FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor when placed on the left arm, closer to the pacemaker, was causing a problem. I checked Abbott’s website and it does in fact state “Performance of the FreeStyle Libre system when used with other implanted medical devices, such as pacemakers, has not been evaluated".
I am going to continue to use the sensor but to keep it well away from my husband’s pacemaker and hope that it will continue to work properly. I see a member posted in July asking about this sensor and any interference and I attach the link. Thank you mags99 (and Piglet).
Abbott is sending a replacement sensor. They asked me to return the “faulty” one for testing. I may call their technical department to try to find out more and how reliable the glucose readings are likely to be? Does anyone have any information or experience using the FreeStyle Libre 2 System with a pacemaker? Thank you for any help you can provide.
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