I finally wrangled my first endo appointment, with the express purpose of getting a prescription for the Freestyle Libre.
Rather than provide a script, the endo wants to use the Libre Pro for 2 weeks, and then download the results. Then do a consult setting up a custom scale for dosage
And that’s fine, although not technically what I wanted. And the focus of this query is not to dissect the scale method, which I categorically believe is not the best way to handle my personal dosing needs. I’ve been doing self calculated dosages based on current glucose readings, and carb intake, and then tweaking those dosage ratios based on actual results. And the fact that I have lowered my HbA1c by 3 full points in 3 months (after discarding my physicians original scale) leads me to feel there is a substantial validity in that process.
Either that, or it proves the old adage that even a blind pig can find an acorn now and again.
The fact is, I wanted the raw data from a Libre sensor to help me understand how my body reacts to insulin and carbs, instead of making WAGs based on multiple blood droplets throughout the day like I have been doing for the past 5-1/2 months.
Thinking that the endo would in fact prescribe the retail Libre reader and sensors, I have already installed Glimp on my Android phone. In fact, ever since I installed it yesterday, Glimp keeps telling me it can’t locate a sensor.
SO Here’s the real question behind this rambling account.
Can I “eavesdrop” on the data being collected and stored by the Libre Pro sensor using Glimp?
Or would that mess up the data in the endo supplied Pro sensor, rendering it useless?
In a traditional usage, the data the Pro sensor collects would be reviewed by the endo, and then the endo would decide how to adjust the dosage scale. The raw data is not shared with the patient. If I can piggyback that data for my own perusal, fine. If not, I suspect I am going to have to keep badgering the endo for my own sensor prescription, which was actually why I arranged an appointment in the first place.
Anyone tried this?
Or should I uninstall Glimp so it doesn’t bork the whole process for the endo to collect diagnostic data?