I am lucky enough to have the freestyle libre flash glucose monitoring system which I have been using for the past year. I am not exaggerating when I say that it has revolutionised my diabetes management and therefore my life!
Now that I have discovered its awesomeness, I am of course wanting more. It’s a negative trait of mine that I always want more or better! Although the libre is fab, I still get caught by surprise more often than I would like. There is nothing worse than doing a test and finding that your bg is unexplainedly out of range when you are totally expecting it to be fine, I have therefore started thinking about a full blown CGM. The alarm feature on the CGM is what is attracting me to it, if an alarm would go off when my sugar was rising or falling out of range then I could do something about it before it got too bad and this is something I really think would help me.
As with the pump, I do not fit in to the NICE guidelines for an NHS funded CGM therefore I am considering self funding as I don’t think it will actually be much more expensive than the libre. I will keep you posted on how it all goes – if anyone has any tips or opinions I would be really keen to hear them!