Update; I have been using the FreeStyle Libre Sensors for 3 months now. I do have to say I love them when they work. I have found about 1 out of every 3 seem to fail in doing well enough for what they should be doing. So far I have been able to get those failures replaced and so I’m fine with that.
When they work they are one of the greatest things out there. You just wave your reader over the sensor 20 times a day if you want. But when they don’t it can be pretty bad. The ones I have had replaced have been just too big of a difference or an erratic difference. If it is always going to be say about 20 points lower I just always dose at the 20 points. But when it’s 20 and the next time it’s 60, forget it. Or even the ones that are 40 when you are low, then it’s just too far off to figure out what’s going on.
What I have done with the last 3 + is put the new one on about 18-24 hours before the old one runs out, and I think the 24 hour frame works better, you put the new one on before the old one runs out, with a second reader. Because the new ones for me are highly inaccurate the first at least 4 hours plus. So if I have a 12 hour window I can test both constantly without a lot of fingersticking to get an accurate idea of how the new one is reading.
Warning, I’m sure it will happen at some point, but I have not mixed up the readers yet for each sensor. Hopefully when I do it, it won’t change anything if I don’t give it a ok to change.
This has allowed me to go a week plus with no fingersticking with no worries. And I have to tell you I am already so spoiled about not wanting to do fingersticking unless I have to!!! And if you haven’t had a CGM before it makes a world of difference to know what your BG is doing every hour of the day!
So I have to say I love the sensors as long as they work right. And as long as they keep replacing the ones that don’t work properly. That is really the key, as long as they keep replacing them. Lol, as of right now I’m happy with them, I can’t say that won’t change, but I have also found it seems to make a difference who you talk to at Libre. It just has made it so easy to check my BG as often as I want to and a plus, it’s small and easy to wear.