Howdy, fellow T1D champs! Let’s talk DIY Libre CGM stickers!
It’s that time of the year again when CGM and pump season hits us full force.
With shorts, tanks, and bathing suits becoming our everyday attire, it’s impossible to hide those trusty diabetes gadgets.
Let’s let these little robots embrace the spotlight!
Turn them into eye-catching accessories or at the very least, jazz them up a bit and make them look not so medical with DIY Libre CGM stickers!
It’s easy, fun, and won’t cost you a fortune.
So, grab your double-sided tape, a design that tickles your fancy, and some packing tape.
Let’s dive into the world of CGM sticker magic!
The Fun of Personalization
Websites like Pump Peelz, Skin Grip, GrifGrips, and Expression Med offer a bunch of stickers ready to pimp out your CGM.
But hold up, why settle for something generic when you can unleash the Picasso within you and create your own masterpiece?
I’m talking about DIY stickers!
A DIY custom sticker gives you the freedom to go wild and switch ’em out whenever you feel like it.
Show off your personality, your passions, or even your mood.
And guess what? It won’t make your wallet weep. It’s like having a personal sticker shop right at your fingertips!
So, what are you waiting for?
Let’s get those creative juices flowing and make your diabetes gadgets the talk of the town!
What You’ll Need
Alright, let’s gather our creative arsenal, shall we?
- 1″ Double-Sided Tape: This little sticky wonder is your secret weapon for keeping your designs locked and loaded on your CGM.
- 1″ Design: Get ready to unleash your artistic prowess! You can find cool images, create funky patterns, or raid the internet for printable masterpieces. The choice is yours!
- Packing Tape: Think of it as your design’s superhero cape. This transparent tape will protect your sticker from wear and tear, so it stays fabulous for longer.
Tackling the Climate Control Station Conundrum
Now, some of you might be worried about that “hole in the top” of your Libre CGM. Fear not, my friends! That little opening is just a climate control station, and covering it up won’t cause any malfunctions.
CGM sticker companies aren’t losing sleep over it either! But if you’re still a bit skeptical, you can always take matters into your own hands and poke a hole through the sticker yourself. Crisis averted!
Okay, let’s talk sizes. We’ve got options, my friends! If you rock the Libre 14-day wear or the Libre 2, you’re looking at a 1″ diameter.
A 1″ design will fit like a glove on these beauties. You’ve got plenty of space to showcase your creativity and let your imagination run wild.
If you have the Libre 3 then you’re looking at a ½” diameter.
If you’re jaw is on the floor after hearing that there’s a CGM out there that’s only a ½” then, pick up your jaw and head over to my blog post where I give you my FULL review of this pint-sized champion in all its glory.
Alright, folks, it’s time to get down and crafty! Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating your own DIY Libre CGM stickers. But don’t worry, there’s a video below to watch if you’re more of a visual learner:
- Print your 1″ design OR make a 1″ circle and hand draw a design (download my template here).
- Cut out design.
- Cut a strip of the double sided tape and place your design on strip (design side up. so the back/blank side of the design is ON the sticky tape).
- Put a piece of packing tape ontop of design to “seal it”
- Trim tape to 1″ design.
- Peel back and stick to libre CGM.
Or if you’re a visual learner, like myself, then watch the video above (or copy this URL into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nycpLtYZph8)
Downloadable Printable PDF
Oh, I’ve got a little treat for you! To make things even more fun and convenient, I’ve whipped up a printable PDF with a selection of my favorite designs. Just click HERE, and you’ll be on your way to sticker paradise!
But hey, if you have specific designs in mind that you’d love to see, drop a comment, and I’ll do my best to make your sticker dreams come true!
Rock Your Style with Confidence
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to strut your stuff with confidence! Thanks to DIY Libre CGM stickers, those diabetes gadgets of yours are about to become the talk of the town (or at least your house & friends circle). So, embrace your creativity and have fun with your diabetes devices.
So, go forth, my fellow diabetes warriors, and unleash your inner DIY guru. Let your CGM become a canvas for self-expression, a testament to your resilience, and a beacon of style in the diabetes world. Get ready to rock those shorts, tanks, and bathing suits with confidence and flair!
Remember to grab that downloadable PDF for some design inspiration, and don’t forget to share your thoughts, suggestions, and requests in the comments below. Let the sticker revolution begin!