I am pre-type 2 with reactive hypoglycemia. I work nights, try to function during the day, and as a result have absolutely no hypo awareness. I am excited as can be that next month I have an appointment with my endo to discuss getting a Libra, at the educators recommendation.
I don’t need an alarm, although I did get down to 38 on the OGTT, but I really want to see what my glucose does at work. If I eat off plan it is at work. I get stressed and the next thing I know I am eating any and every thing. Then I go home and pass out or sleep, depending on your view. It is probably a reaction to preventing a hypo after a hyper, but I don’t really know. I really want to know what my glucose is doing when under stress. The thing is that I can’t just whip out my glucometer while at work. By the time I can check my glucose it is too late. Heck, just going to the bathroom often gets delayed a few hours or more. A sit down meal? Almost unheard of. A 15 minute delay will seem instant to me.
I also know that this fall, when my glucose was in the 80’s during a fast, I got down the last hurricane shutter, trimmed some trees, about 1 hr of exercise, came inside and my glucose was in the 200’s. I had read that exercise would lower my glucose. Well, not for me.
I don’t need a true CGM. I’m working with diet, not managing insulin. I need to see trends in an easy and non-invasive manner so I can adapt intelligently to them and maybe actually gain some awareness. That is what the Libra seems designed for. Considering that it is much less expensive than a true CGM also helps.
So, yes, I agree that it seems more geared toward type 2’s