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Best Libre xDrip bridge device?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Colin of Kent, Jul 2, 2022.

  1. Colin of Kent

    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    After four years' faithful service, I think my trusty BluCon Nightrider has given up the ghost.

    What are your recommendations for a replacement bridge device please?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My recommendation would be Libre 2 with the OOP2 app as a bridge and no need for additional hardware.
    I used that approach for a couple of years and only changed when I had the option to have a CGM connected to my pump.
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    To be fair, if you use the libre 2? The bridges are redundant with xDrip & a patch app apk..
    Less faff is Diabox for the L2 direct to phone?

    However, I do use a stand alone watch too, that has no option but to use a BT bridge. For that, I got the Bubblan Bubble mini.

    If you just use your phone? Save the cash & try either the free patch for xDrip or give the free Diabox a whirl..?
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Android or Apple?
    Libre 1 or 2?

    I use a Libre 2 and a cheap old Samsung with the free DiaBox app, no bridge device.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Lol, mine was cheap too.. The market is flooded with decent used high end devices that cost nearly 1k on release then traded in favour of the latest.. (mine was.) Reconned to a decent standard & sold for a song..

    “virtue signalling” is not my style. But I do like bang for buck… ;)
     
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  6. Colin of Kent

    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeh, I should've said... I'm currently using Libre 1 but could probably get Libre 2 on prescription if I asked. And I use an Android phone.
     
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  7. Colin of Kent

    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Jaylee , @In Response and @Antje77 for your helpful replies.

    I think my preference would be to use Libre 2 with xDrip via a patch app. Can anyone direct me on how this is done, please?

    EDIT: Do I basically just follow this?
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I recommend the xDrip facebook group.
    It is administer by developers of xDrip who are incredibly helpful when things don't go to plan and contains links to software and documentation under the Files tab.

    I know some people are reluctant to use Facebook. If that is the case then sign up with an email you use for the sole purpose of Facebook and only subscribe to that group. You get a lot more help from the dedicated team than from a group of random people with diabetes of which many manage their condition purely by diet.
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I set xdrip up for Libre 2 with these instructions, and it works ok.
     
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  10. Jaylee

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    looks like you did yer homework..
     
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