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Bigfoot Unity is a smart insulin dosing system comprised of Bigfoot smartpen caps (for short- and long-acting insulin pens), Abbott's FreeStyle Libre 2 CGM, a mobile app, and a blood glucose meter made by AgaMatrix.

Unity provides recommendations for both short- and rapid-acting insulin doses. Both pen caps have screens that display slightly different information, including blood glucose level (you can scan your Libre 2 with the pen cap to see your mg/dl!), timing of last dose, and recommended doses.

Next Steps

Freestyle Libre 2

Freestyle Libre 2

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

Bigfoot Unity

Bigfoot Unity

Call Bigfoot Unity and ask them about your coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM PST

Bigfoot Unity Website

Priorities

Comfort

  • Lowest profile sensor
  • Have to carry pens and pen needles
  • Comfort

    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
  • Active Lifestyle

    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
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

    Easy to Use

  • Sensor and transmitter are one piece
  • Few steps to change sensor
  • Pens are faster and easier to use than syringes
  • Easy to Use

    Easy Insulin Dosing

  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • More precise dosing than syringes
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • More precise dosing than syringes
  • Fewer Fingersticks

  • Factory-calibrated sensor: fingersticks needed for backup only
  • Fewer Fingersticks

    Privacy

  • Needs scan from phone or controller to get blood sugar
  • Pens are low profile
  • Privacy

    Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    The easiest thing is putting on the Libre and it is logging my sensor glucose in an hour, without any calibrations. I can go for days without a finger stick.

    I hate having something on my body when I swim so I use pens instead of a pump but having my glucose is worth it.

    I wear it 24-7 and miss it during the 12 hours after one sensor expires and the next is warming up.

    Cost

    Freestyle Libre 2

    Freestyle Libre 2

    Sensors

    Receiver (1 time purchase)

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $200 to $404
    Monthly $108 to $321
    Libre 2 is covered by Medicare but may not yet covered by private insurers. Prices will vary based on coverage. If you don't have any coverage, this is the cheapest sensor.

    Bigfoot Unity

    Bigfoot Unity

    Pen caps
    Needles 
    Sensors 
    Test strips 
    Lancets 
    Alcohol swabs

    Insulin Dosing Cost Estimate

    Monthly mail-order package includes all the supplies needed, for a regular subscription price or insurance-covered copay with no upfront costs. 

    Questions for your Doctor

    Is the Freestyle Libre waterproof?

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

    How do I order supplies?

    Participating in the Bigfoot Unity program requires an agreement between Bigfoot Biomedical and your health care provider. Ask your doctor if they are contracted with Bigfoot Unity!