I’m not currently using a CGM, but intend to get the Freestyle Libre as soon as it is available in US. Hopefully, Medicare will eventually cover it, but I don’t intend to wait for that. Although I don’t feel I can afford on my retirement income to use it all year if I need to pay totally out of pocket, I think I’d be able to learn enough even if I used it only one-fourth to one-half the time to improve my control even when not using it.
Since I’ve had an A1c between 5.5 and 6.1 ever since going on insulin more than four years ago, I don’t expect that using the Freestyle will improve my A1c. What I do expect, though, is that I should be able to reign in my variability, both highs and lows. I rarely have lows at night, so I’m not worried about the lack of alarms.