I have written a lot about this subject, but to my great great joy, Discovery medical aid is now funding 2 libre sensors per month for type 1-insulin dependent -diabetics 🙂
This is like the biggest rainbow of hope for type 1 patients especially right now in the time of covid.
What does it mean: far less needle sticks to monitor blood glucose. The libre feeds the sugar reading to your phone if you swipe your sensor and gives you a graph of continous monitoring.
What does this mean?
Well, if you are heading up – high sugar – you can exercise, drink water or inject insulin to bring it back into range, if you are heading down – low sugar you can eat, drink or correct with your choice of 15g of carb, this is the one time type 1 ‘s can so to speak cheat : that is eat simple carbs (usually only 15 grams). With this technology you technically avoid over correcting.
All around better control which means less complications and better quality of life.
And that is a huge win.
So either 2 libres’ sensors per month or the equivalent rand amount for dexcom or medtronic.
This is great great rainbow hope news.