Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Hiya guys.....

Ok, so as you all know since Monday I have been using the FreeStyle Libre sensor and unfortunately it hasn't been working. It should normally only take 24hrs to calibrate with your body, but this sensor didn't want to cooperate. After so many finger pricks to try and match up the readings, I had enough. My mum phoned up Abbotts and explained what was happening, and they suggested to swipe 5 times on the FreeStyle Libre and to finger test 5 times on my FreeStyle Insulinx,; here were the readings:

FreeStyle Libre

1. 9.0 >                               ( > = meaning changing slowly)
2. 9.0 >
3. 9.0 >
4. 9.0 >
5. 9.0 >

FreeStyle Insulinx
1. 10.8
2. 11.8
3. 11.1
4. 10.8
5. 10.4

As you can see from these results, they were far out. So what we came to the conclusion was that I had a faulty sensor. Trust me to have a faulty sensor!! So, I had to take the sensor off and put a new one on :( I wasn't happy as it took me so much courage to put the first one on, now after only 3 days I had to take it off a insert a new one!! ( The new sensor hurt me more than the first one :( owieee ..) So now Abbotts are sending a new sensor in replacement for the one I lost. Now even before the 24hr mark my levels are closer together than they have been over the past 3 days :) Just swiped my arm and received a 11.7 and then finger tested and received a 11.6 !!!! I'm so happy..!

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Monday, October 27, 2014

I Am Officially Part Robot

Hey guys! FreeStyle Libre arrived today..and it is GREAT! I got off on a rocky start as I felt super nervous. But once I had inserted the sensor, I just laughed because I didn't feel a thing! I filmed the box opening and the preparation for insertion which I would like to share with you guys :) Enjoy!

Here is the direct YouTube link if you can't see the video on my blog:

Loads of Love,
The Ginger T1 x

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Jasmin is becoming part robot?!?

Hey guys!

This blog title may confuse you, so let me explain...

I've been really struggling with controlling my diabetes recently, levels have been extremely high and I haven't been able to cope. I had a major breakdown after I came home to find my DSN sitting in my lounge. My mum had called her to help me sort out my levels, I'm thankful that she did but at the time I was just so distraught.

Anyway, I've been able to get my levels mostly in single figures all this week which I am really proud of. So, basically I have written this post to tell you about this new CGM that was only put on the market in Septemeber of this year called "FreeStyle Libre" which is a CGM that requires no finger prick testing, all you have to do is swipe the CGM (which is inserted on your arm) with the Freestyle Libre monitor and it records your glucose reading just like that! How cool?! So I've ordered a starter pack today to give it a go, and I'll give you guys an update when I get to use it.

Here is the link to their website :

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x