I see all type 1 diabetics can apply for a Freestyle Libre from April next year and will probably get one. This is a Flash meter which doesnt alarm to warn of lows and highs. It require the user to remember to place the reader to their arm to update and get the trends. It doesnt warn of nocturnal hypoglycaemia which can be devastating and an essentail function.. It doesnt warn of hyperglcaemia to allow correct management. This is cheap unit which is next to useless for most diabteics in my opinion. It is a political tool to maintain that government offers care to diabetics. Yes it is better than nothing but no better than pricking your finger and recording the results to look for trends. So if pricking ones finger for BS measurment is a problem then get one. If you want something to possibly save your life get a Dexcom G4/5/6/ which is a continuous glucose monitor, alarms and passively give glucose readings every five minutes and alarms to set parameters. I know the Dexcom costs a lot more but apply to the CCG if you meet the criteria and the sensors are a comparible price. I am a user of a Dexcom G4 and have no connection with the company.