The Blucon Adapter is a device that continuously reads the Data from a Freestyle Libre and sends them to your Smartphone and Smart Watch. The idea is nice, but the actual design sucks. Therefore, you have to tape it or glue it or use another hack to keep it on the Libre otherwise it just doesn’t fit. If you want to know what the benefits are and how I use it read my Blog post here.
The diabetes online community (doc) is very active and started building more and more solutions for this problem. You can find 3D Printed armbands, self-made socks and design tape online – all made by people with diabetes for people with diabetes.
I tried almost everything, but nothing convicted me. So, I started my own little side project and want to share it with you. It’s a silicon ring that fits on to the Libre and holds the Blucon / Nightrider without using tape or something else.
All you need:
- 3D printed ring (Free Download)
- Release agent
I started with 3D printing rings in different sizes. For every ring I did a silicon mold. After several attempts and a few hours, I finally had a perfect fitting size. You don’t have to do that because you can download my 3D file for free. If you don’t have a 3D printer you can buy the 3D print from 3D printing service. Once you have your silicon mold you can build the ring. Keep in mind to use the release agent for the mold. Then mix silicon again and fill the mold with it. Done! Just that easy.