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What’s this Libre add-on?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by SamJB, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been clearing out my diabetes draw and found this Libre add-on. It came with an order from Abbott, but didn’t come with any info, so went to the back of the draw. Anyone know what it does?
     

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    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You can stick it to the back of your phone to make it easier to hold..... supposedly!
     
  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I have to admit I don't use a Libre, but I'd stick my neck out & say it was an addon to the sensor so you can scan with a phone using an app..?

    I'll tag in some Libre users who will definately know.... @Scott-C @Brunneria @Mel dCP
     
  4. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Sorry - not a clue!
    Never seen that package in any of my deliveries.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    No idea, what does it say in the pack? You don’t need anything extra to scan the Libre with your phone...
     
  6. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Doesn’t say anything. Just says it’s a Pop Socket to put in the back of my phone.
     
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    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah, pop-sockets, stick it on the back of yr phone, makes it easier to hold.

    Most of us will say, yeah, whatever, holding a phone isn't a problem, but there was a thread a while back with some folks with muscle co-ordination issues, MS, etc. saying it did actually help a lot, so I wouldn't knock it.

    Can't find it now, but there was an article in a financial newspaper interviewing the founder. His motivation seemed pretty good. It came across as, "made it in my basement, took a financial risk, it worked, some peeps think it's gimmicky, but it works for disabled people", so hats off to the boy for taking a risk.
     
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  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Mystery solved.

    I was reading too much into the backing of the packaging...?

    Used to get these rubber adaptors for the basal pens which helped with dexterity issues when dialing dosage.
    I had to periodically clear out these spares from time to time.
     
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    If it works anything like this, then it’s great
    upload_2018-12-23_17-38-25.jpeg

    I’ve been using one for over a year.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Looks like the same principle.. Limiting the chances of dropping the device?

    I've recently discovered the joys of magnetic phone holders..
    Fitted a low profile version to the A pillar on the van & slipped the slim metal pad twix the phone & the back of the hard case.
    It will not budge till I remove the device..
     
  11. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you're getting your kicks that way, Jay, you are officially middle aged!

    Put rock and roll behind you, and enjoy shopping in John Lewis and Ikea...
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hey, I've alway been practical with my "ride pimps.." ;) :p
     
  13. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well there we go, mystery solved! I thought it’d be a really cool bit of tech kit, but consensus says it helps you hold your phone better! I was hoping it’d turn my old iPhone 6 into a Libre-scanning awesome-thing, but unfortunately not :rolleyes:
     
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