@jackpark - I had my friendly physician prescribe me one to investigate my metabolism. I'm investigating episodes of lightheadedness and sleepiness that come on very suddenly, thinking these might be visible in blood sugar patterns, allowing me to get better ideas about how to prevent them.
@praxiteles - I would love to compare experiences. My suggestion is that we do this here in the public thread, unless there is sensitive material you'd rather not share. It's great to have a record of what we are learning that others can reference.
I'm using the Freestyle Libre Pro software that came with the reader. Freestyle Libre Pro is available by prescription in the US, but the expectation is that the doctor will keep the reader, and the patient will come into the office to have the sensor data read and reports generated. But in this case the doctor let me take the reader home, so that I could use the data myself, and then we will discuss it when we are together.
Of course I'd prefer if the connection between the sensor and my spreadsheet were more direct - it takes a fiddly, multi-stage process to get it sorted. But I'm very happy to be able the get it, and the sensor is quite straightforward and has survived 4 showers by this point with no harm done.
It will take a few more days, at least, to just get a baseline sense of where I'm at, and after that I might try running some simple experiments, perhaps involving time of eating.