In this video, Matt, who has type 1 diabetes, shares what it’s been like in the first year of using the Freestyle Libre 2 He talks about the changes it’s had on the way he looks after his diabetes – along with changes to his blood sugar levels and HBA1c and hypo awareness. He also talks about when and why he still sometimes does finger prick tests.

A Freestyle Libre can also be used by people with type 2 or other types of diabetes. If you have any questions about using a Freestyle Libre, or want help or support with your diabetes, talk to one of our trained advisors – the contact details are at:

Find out more about using a Freestyle Libre and a continuous glucose monitor on our page about the Freestyle Libre (flash glucose monitor) and continuous glucose monitors.

To find out if you may qualify for diabetes tech on the NHS, go to our page about it

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