I’ve been on the Libre now for about 40 days, ending up my fourth sensor shortly. I will be applying for Medicare coverage, but my doctor says I need two months of fingerstick data. And that needs to show I test at least four times a day and that I make insulin decisions based on these readings. I’m collecting that data now and hope to make a request soon. I’m not surprised that PWD aren’t reporting success yet with the Libre and Medicare. The Libre was late to the game compared with Dexcom. And look how long it took to get Medicare coverage with that.
For those concerned about the 12 hour warm-up with the Libre, consider the solution suggested by the folks over at Diatribe.org: Make a one-time purchase of an extra reader. That way, you can start a second sensor while the first one is in its last 12 hours. When I apply for Medicare, I certainly plan to ask for a reader, even though I have the one I purchased myself.