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If you don't like having stuff on your body but want glucose data at a glance, the Freestyle Libre is the smallest sensor option. Syringe and vial insulin delivery is the most affordable option.

*The Freestyle Libre 14 day can be manually scanned to get data only when you want it. 

Next Steps

Freestyle Libre 14 Day

Freestyle Libre 14 Day

Call Freestyle Libre and ask them about your coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm EST

Freestyle Libre Website

Syringe and Vial

Syringe and Vial

Understand your cost at your local pharmacy.

Priorities

Comfort

  • Lowest profile sensor
  • Have to carry syringes and insulin
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Flat sensor transmitter fits easily under active wear and sports gear
  • No way to adjust long acting insulin for higher activity on the fly
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

  • Faster and easier to check your glucose with this sensor versus with a meter
  • Syringes and pens limit your ability to adjust insulin throughout the day
  • No sensor alerts
  • Easy to Use

  • Sensor and transmitter are one piece
  • Few steps to change sensor
  • Many steps to figure out doses and deliver insulin every single time you need it
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • You have to do the math to figure out your dose
  • Fewer Fingersticks

  • Factory-calibrated sensor: fingersticks needed for backup only
  • Privacy

  • Needs scan from phone or controller to get blood sugar
  • Sensor is the smallest
  • Syringes are hideable when not in use but very visible when in use
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    I do not routinely do fingersticks when I am wearing the Freestyle Libre, so I am very satisfied.

    I can go for days without a finger stick. I just wave the libre reader over my patch and beep my reading is right there!

    I do not have any trouble navigating the world wearing a pump, CGM, or carrying insulin and supplies around in a bag. People do not usually notice, even when I am injecting insulin or doing fingersticks. I am always discreet.

    Cost

    Freestyle Libre 14 Day

    Freestyle Libre 14 Day

    Sensors

    Reader (1 time purchase)

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Widely covered. Provided by pharmacies. Price range; $0-$100/month. Often the cheapest and easier to access sensor.

    Syringe and Vial

    Syringe and Vial

    Syringe ~$30 (Monthly)

    Insulin $5 to $500 (Monthly)

    Insulin Dosing Cost Estimate

    The total amount depends hugely on how much insulin you use and what your insurance covers.

    Questions for your Doctor

    Can I try this before I commit to it?

    A lot of provider offices have sample devices you can touch and feel to get a sense of how they work. Some offices even have a trial device you can use for week to see how it works for you.

    Is the Freestyle Libre waterproof?

    Sensor is water-resistant in up to 1 metre (3 feet) of water for a maximum of 30 minutes.