I've had diabetes for 52 years. I am on a Low-Carb diet (mostly!) & have 3 pre-meal injections of NovoRapid insulin & evening long-acting one of Glargine.
Hitherto I've used an Accu-Chek Mobile to monitor my blood-sugar.
Now I've bought an Abbott FreeStyle Libre glucose measuring system. A tiny sensor is inserted painlessly under the skin. The sensor lasts 10 days before needing to be replaced. I use the meter to check levels as many times as I wish with no need for finger-pricks. The measure is of interstitial fluid so 15 minutes behind current blood-sugar.
I find this an excellent system since I can check in seconds if I'm working hard, driving, walking, swimming etc.. The system is just under €170 & replacement sensors are €70 so pretty expensive & not covered by my carte vitale ALD.
I thought I would share this personal good news that makes the balance between insulin, carbs, exercise & stress far easier for me.