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FreeStyle Libre

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I recently got the FreeStyle Libre which is a continuous blood glucose monitor.  I believe the I will get the most benefit from being able to easily see my glucose response to various foods I have been eating.  I've already noticed that I get very high glucose while in the sauna at the gym, but it comes down quickly after that.

The FreeStyle Libre is an small disk that is placed on the back of your arm with an adhesive tape.  Each disk last 14 days and is read with a meter or an iPhone app.  I have only used the iPhone app myself.  The Libre takes readings every 15 minutes and stores them for up to 8 hours.  Those readings are transferred to your meter or app when you manually take a reading.

Things I like:

Ease of use - During my steak experiment I've been trying to take readings every 30 minutes after eating for 2 hours.  It's much easier with the Libre, taking just seconds. Graphs of  your history is available for eight hours, even if you forget to measure.Average daily …