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These devices do not connect but they each have their merits. The Freestyle Libre 2 can alert you when you are high and low. You get data only when you want it. The Medtronic pump is a sturdy and efficient pump.

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

Medtronic 630G/770G

Medtronic 630G/770G

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

Contact

Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Medtronic Website

Priorities

Comfort

  • Lowest profile sensor
  • Largest pump
  • Tubed pumps have the most infusion sets to pick from
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Flat sensor transmitter fits easily under active wear and sports gear
  • Optional settings for exercise to adjust treatment ranges for activity with the press of a button
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

  • Faster and easier to check your glucose with this sensor versus with a meter
  • Pumps allow different amounts of basal insulin at different times of day and very precise dosing
  • Easy to Use

  • Sensor and transmitter are one piece
  • Few steps to change sensor
  • Supplies for this pump are the most widely available
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

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

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

  • Needs scan from phone or controller to get blood sugar
  • Pump has tubing
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    Adding exercise to my day takes a little tweaking of the amount of insulin I need.

    I don't usually get pinched fingers when using the Freestyle Libre, so I'm very satisfied.

    Having a continuous infusion of insulin throughout the day has been very helpful in keeping my blood sugar levels stable.

    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.

    Medtronic 630G/770G

    Medtronic 630G/770G

    Pump

    Insulin Cartridges

    Infusion Sets

    Insulin Dosing Cost Estimate

    Widely covered for insulin-dependent type 1 and type 2. Pump can be provided by pharmacy, DME, or directly through Medtronic Diabetes. Price range; $0-$8,574 to start and $0-$300/Month. Price range varies depending on insurance coverage.

    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.