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6 Responses to Home

  1. Tony says:


    Is there anyone building a complete x-drip out there in the UK?



  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi Kev,

    I was hoping that someone who has maybe built a few….has gone through a number of improvements/redesigns etc would make one for me (Id pay ofcourse)….rather than me struggle getting parts and reinventing the wheel.



    • Kev says:

      Hey Tony, I can’t see that happening as they would be effectively making a medical device for someone else, which in my opinion makes it illegal. I certainly won’t make anyone else’s xDrip and I’m not sure you’ll find anyone who will. I learned to solder to be able to do this myself, I only bought a very cheap soldering kit and it took me a couple of test attempts to learn.

      • Al says:

        Is there a link out there to buy all the compatible parts from one place in UK? Sure I saw one…

        • Kev says:

          Not sure there is for all of the individual components but it’s not too much hassle to buy from multiple, there’s only a few components needed for xDrip. There is of xDripKit.co.uk but it’s not something I’ve used before.

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