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The Freestyle Libre 2 can alert you when you are high and low. You get data only when you want it. This combo is great for active people because it's waterproof and tubeless.

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

Omnipod

Omnipod

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

Contact

Mon-Sat, 9:00am - 7:00pm PST

Omnipod Website

Priorities

Comfort

  • Lowest profile sensor
  • No tubing
  • Pods need more tape than other infusion sets
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Flat sensor transmitter fits easily under active wear and sports gear
  • Don't need to find a place for pump in active wear
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

  • Faster and easier to check your glucose with this sensor versus with a meter
  • Pods stay on when showering and swimming so there are no gaps in insulin delivery
  • 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
  • Fewer parts than tubed pumps
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • No interruption in insulin delivery (pods stay on when you shower and swim)
  • More customizable 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
  • Most hideable pump option
  • Requires visible controller to bolus
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    I have never cared what anyone thought about my diabetes gear. 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.

    I do a temporary suspend on my pump while I'm exercising.

    I had to get used to wearing the Libre on my arm. I barely notice it now.

    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.

    Omnipod

    Omnipod

    Pods

    Reader

    Insulin

    Insulin Dosing Cost Estimate

    Startup $5 to $1260 Monthly

    Omnipod is now covered by Medicare and Medicaid as well as most private insurers.

    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.