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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.

*Libre 3 is the most current model, now with alerts. Libre 1 and 2 may still be available to you. Ask your provider.

Next Steps

Freestyle Libre 3

Freestyle Libre 3

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
  • Easy to Use

  • Sensor and transmitter are one piece
  • Few steps to change sensor
  • 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

  • Pens are low profile
  • Syringes are hideable when not in use but very visible when in use
  • No scanning required
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    I don't mind when devices are visible on my body, but I do like that the Libre 3 is smaller. It doesn't get in the way

    I prefer injections over pumps, I don't like having too many devices attached to my body

    This sensor is thin, it's not as painful when bumped

    Cost

    Freestyle Libre 3

    Freestyle Libre 3

    Sensors

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $0 to $130
    Monthly$0 to $70
    Prices will vary based on insurance coverage. If you don't have any coverage this is the cheapest 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.