I know, I know, another video. I just can’t seem to get the written word out at the moment in a form that I like or think would be even mildly amusing to anyone, so my creative juices are being channelled this way instead. Sorry/you’re welcome.
I recently wired myself back up to the Freestyle Libre. I was lucky enough to be given two sensors to try when it first came out back in 2014. The first one was a beautiful experience, as described if you follow that handy little hyperlink. I saved the second sensor for when I switched from injections to the Omnipod insulin pump.
Let’s just say our harmonious relationship was put to the test with the second sensor. A combination of too many new pieces of kit, too much new information and drastically changing blood sugars proved all a bit too much, and I haven’t purchased any since. My monthly wages apparently fall down a deep well of frivolous adventure instead of being invested wisely in my health.
Fast forward to May 2016, and life with the Omnipod feels pretty smooth, aside from the looming (now complete) Coast to Coast cycle and being repeatedly thwarted, blood sugar wise, by roast dinners. Waking up with a blood sugar of 16 on a Monday morning is not a desirable start to the week. But, Yorkshire Puddings guys. I just can’t resist.
So on went the Libre, and in came the data – which was an absolute undeniable saviour on the day I spent 15 hours cycling up the many mountains of the North of England. Using the Libre was as eye-opening and as useful and as brilliant as I remembered. HOORAY. Roasts for everyone!
So here’s a little video detailing my experience and some thoughts, both good and bad, around using the Freestyle Libre. Spoiler Alert: they’re mostly good. Libre, I love you.