The Freestyle Libre is a continuous glucose monitor that measures blood glucose 24/7 without calibration.
No calibration needed
Small and discrete sensor, scannable through clothing
Android and iPhone apps can be used as the reader
Sensor stores 8 hours of blood glucose data
Sensor lasts 14-days
No finger pricks
I want this.
Reducing blood glucose levels has been linked to pro-longevity gene pathways, consequently CGMs are becoming extremely popular among biohackers who seek to monitor this key biomarker. It would be awesome to see what foods affect my personal blood glucose the most and also to just have a constant feedback reminding you to keep glucose levels low.
CGMs are used by elite biohackers: Peter Attia, longevity doctor rocks the latest CGM from Dexcom and David Sinclair, Harvard aging researcher, is experimenting with the Freestyle Libre. I believe Patrick Rhonda also used a CGM.
Unfortunately, you cannot buy this product OTC, it needs to be prescribed by your doctor. For those of us living in socialized medicine land (Canada) this is a major obstacle. If any Canadians biohackers have any workarounds regarding obtaining a CGM, please contact me!
CGMs are on the cusp of breaking into the wider general health market. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has been spotted wearing a CGM even though he is not known to have diabetes. Apple stores already sells the svelte One Drop finger prick blood glucose monitor and I expect Apple to move further into the biotracking heatlh-tech space in the future.