I’ll be picking up my Libre early next week. I just recently switched from Animas Ping over to the 670G and so far I have not been at all impressed with the Guardian sensors. I had a Dexcom G4 several years back and remember liking it aside from having to carry around yet another piece of equipment and jab another item into myself every so often. I also really disliked the Dexcom insertion devices. For me they were never what I would consider “comfortable”, in as much as something can be comfortable when piercing your body, or pain free. The new G6 has a more automatic inserter which I hope is better.
Personally, I like the idea of tracking my levels with my phone since it’s something I already have with me almost all the time. If it means I don’t have to keep up with another piece of equipment then I’m all for it. While I don’t have a Dexcom at the moment I’d be surprised if there aren’t options to keep your information local only and not broadcast it to everyone.
If the Libre is able to give an accurate depiction of my glucose levels and I can actually lessen or forego many of the finger sticks that I’ve been doing then I’m all for it. My 670G, when in Auto-Mode, is constantly hounding me for readings (even when I’m in an acceptable BG range, especially then actually) so the Libre could possibly provide some relief there. Go figure, I’m wearing a CGM and being asked/forced to test even more than normal to keep it happy. For reference, pre-670G I typically tested 7-10 times in a day. I’m also looking into the Dexcom G6, but the Dexcom stuff is just so much more expensive.
In truth, I’m open to considering most any option that decreases the number of times a day I have to make myself bleed so long as they’re within the same degree of accuracy as my typical meter. With the Libre and G6 being the first devices actually approved to treat off their numbers, as opposed to confirming with a finger stick, then I’m very interested. Back when I had my Dexcom G4 I did get to a point where I trusted the numbers it showed. The Guardian sensor with the 670G, after a few months on it, have yet to prove as reliable or accurate for me though others will swear by it. As with all things, YMMV. Here’s hoping for good things with the Libre and/or G6.