Interesting video about using Freestyle Libre on pets for curves

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Lisa and Witn (GA), Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Lisa and Witn (GA)

    Lisa and Witn (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Morpheus & Sam and Chachi's Mom like this.
  2. Chachi's Mom

    Chachi's Mom New Member

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    Wow very interesting. Thank you for sharing. I had no idea it existed. wonder if other Vets are using for curves also.
     
  3. AmandaE

    AmandaE Well-Known Member

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    VERY cool! I wonder if a cat would leave it alone if you applied it, I saw a couple videos on youtube about it, and people are already applying it to their cats, one person put it right on their cat's neck though which I thought was really odd placement (high scratch zone). Anyway! this is a very cool idea :)
     
  4. AmandaE

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  5. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

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    This is a friend's cat after removal of one of the disks. This below is NORMAL after removing one of those sensors. I wouldn't even consider it... :( This was over 3 months ago, there's still a small mark and very little hair.

    Two weeks after sensor removed:

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    3 weeks after removal:
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  6. AmandaE

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    :eek::eek: Maybe once they come up with a better adhesion method ... That bruise looks ferocious ... less tempting to try now
     
  7. CandyH and Catcat

    CandyH and Catcat Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'm not surprised -- one of the methods used in humans to draw blood from arm, one demonstrably less painful, also leaves a very large bruise that persists for a week or more -- I used to keep a gauze bandage wrapped around so as not to alarm people who might see mine

    cats' skin is loose, so I'm sure the probe moves back and forth as the cat moves, contorts, stretches, etc -- and it probably disrupts a number of small blood vessels near where it is inserted -- dogs' skin doesn't seem to have that much mobility, plus they can't lick their own upper backs

    looking forward to advances in perfecting that technology, would be wonderful to actually track the minute-by-minute glucose in our sugar cats, we'd be so much better prepared to manage things for them
     
  8. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    Here is what Badger's skin looked like after he scratch off the sensor. The sensor lasted the entire 14 days with a velcroed wrap around the neck that covered the sensor. After the sensor expired I removed the wrap and tried removing the sensor but it was firmly attached. I used a couple of drops of skin glue to help hold the sensor on. With the wrap removed I went to get some warm soapy water to try to get the sensor off but when I went back Badger already scratched it off.
    Skin aftern sensor removed.jpg
    Two month later it is hard to tell the sensor was even attached. The fur is almost fully grown back.

    I attached a sensor to my foster Wiggles but it only lasted about 9 days. It was attached too far back for the neck wrap of harness to cover so he scratched it off. Very little skin was removed on Wiggles.
     
  9. Morpheus & Sam

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    This was very high on my wish list until I saw the photos. And, initial excitement over the wonderfully detailed Glucose Curve aside, I've worn a CGM before and I knocked it against everything I passed and it was pretty painful to wear. Maybe these are much smaller, since it's been a few years, but those bruises look painful.
     
  10. AmandaE

    AmandaE Well-Known Member

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    :eek: Omg what a sin!!
     
  11. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    For Badger, those were not bruises, that is where the skin was was pulled app and remained attached to the sensor.
     
  12. Morpheus & Sam

    Morpheus & Sam New Member

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    Ouch. Poor baby.
     

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