I have been on the Dexcom without success, despite trying both the G4 and the G5 over about a total of a 3 year period. In the past 2 years I have been using the Abbott FreeStyle Libre (14 day) with a modicum of success. It generally runs 20 points below my actual BG (as per finger sticks), but it has been able to give me a decent sense of where my BG is about.
One of the problems I have, though, with the Libre system is that it must be scanned in order to give a BG reading. Unlike the Dexcom, it does not have alarms, etc. I am totally Hypo-Unaware, and this has been a real challenge for me. Sometimes I don’t know I am having low BGs until I am in my 40s.
Now the FSLibre 2 is out, and through my Medicare, I qualify for it at 100% coverage. I have totally signed up for it and am expecting to start on it in about a month. However I know nothing about how well it works. If it continually reads low, as does my current one, will I be hearing alarms day and night that are mistaken?
Has anyone used this system yet? Or heard about it from anyone else or another source?
Please chime in. I am eager to hear anything you might have heard about it!
Thanks in advance!!