Freestyle libre: what do you think?


How do people feel about this system, read that it can be used for insulin dosing so must be pretty accurate.


There have been several discussions, here is one.

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Bottom line is it varies by person. Some feel ok dosing, others not. I use dexcom, and wore Libre 10 day at same time. Most of the time they were close, and I do dose off Dexcom readings most of the time.


Thanks, want to go to dexcom eventually am looking at cost now.


I like mine quite a bit, but i just picked up the 14 day reader… I’m not sure what to expect yet. I currently wear both the Dexcom and Libre and just use them for different purposes. I will say I was ready to let my 10 day reader prescription just run out, but then I discovered the fact the Libre gives you an updated value every time you swipe. I thought that was cool and realized how valuable it could be to help me keep an eye on things when I’m just not sure what’s happening with my blood sugar. I picked up the new reader and am looking forward to using it during exercise in particular.

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I like mine a lot and find it to be accurate enough for dosing. Also, I think robustness is one advantage. It may not be as convenient as a phone and smartwatch, but it’s also simpler. Somehow, there seems to be fewer things that could go wrong, which is a funny thing for me to say since I’m otherwise a big fan of complicated technical solutions.

The battery life of the reader is a big plus for me. I’ve been in the Scouts for many years and am now a leader for a group of kids, so I like being able to go somewhere over the weekend without having to recharge.