• donashlock
    February 3, 2021 at 2:47 am

    I find what you have done to pull this info together in an useful way a great contribution to those of us wanting to biohack our way to longevity. I would be interested if you think this is the monitor that David Sinclair references in his talks. I got the impression he was reading it from his phone as a reader but maybe that was just the InsideTracker he was referring to. Do you know? It would also be great to get some idea what the costs are and if anyone has had success in the US getting the costs covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield or other major carriers for those of us here in the US. Have you come across on competitive options?

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    • donashlock
      February 3, 2021 at 2:58 am

      I did find this on the FreeStyle Libre website link you provided. Thanks for posting the link - great reference.

      1. Convenient
      The small sensor is about the size of two stacked quarters2 and can be scanned discreetly,1 even through clothing.¶ You can even scan the sensor with your compatible smartphone.††

      2. If you have private health insurance:
      Most privately insured patients pay between $10 and $75 per month for FreeStyle Libre 2 or FreeStyle Libre 14 day sensors.*

      • donashlock
        February 3, 2021 at 3:23 am

        Lauren is a a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist (CDCES) and keeps a blog with a fair number of people chiming in about competition and options in the monitor space.

        See: https://www.lpnutritionconsulting.com/t1d-blog/2020/6/22/dexcom-g6-vs-freestyle-libre

        I found the following on her site: Isn’t it great to have options!? Having two CGMs to choose from is a wonderful problem to have. Dexcom and Libre are most popular and have been developing for some time, but they are not the only choices. Speak with your care team about taking a sensor for a test run and check out your insurance coverage. If you’re considering a Continuous Glucose Monitor I hope you feel more informed about your decision

        Lauren's ASSESSMENT

        If your form of exercise is highly aerobic, Dexcom takes first place.

        If you are extremely routine with highly predictable outcomes, Libre would be sufficient.

        Dexcom is approved to be on it’s game and you can expect each sensor to operate well.

        Libre is much more budget friendly and this is an important consideration.

        Libre may not be approved for people under 18 years old.

        I would happily use either system, but Dexcom suites my priorities. If I’m going to allow technology to take part in my decision making, it better darn well be smart, fast and trustworthy.

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