Hi there everyone,
I’m a new to this forum, new to diabetes as well but Beyond Type 1 has been extremely helpful for me. I was recently diagnosed with Type 1 about 2 months ago at 31 years old, and have been learning to live with the disease daily, treating currently with Multi Daily Injections. As a mechanical engineer whose day job is to manufacture consumer electronics, I have also become very interested in how to improve the day to day challenges of diabetes management, and just what to do with all of the supplies, etc. I have been doing some prototyping for things that have helped me organize, so I thought I would share. Happy to share CAD files for any of the items here, and appreciate your feedback or questions.
The two things I carry in my jeans pocket on a daily basis
What the pen needle case looks like inside… a 3D printed carrier wrapped in leather.
Leather Wrapped, 4 Up and 8 Up Pen Needle Carriers. AirPod case for size comparison. An SLA prototype of the pen needle carrier in the middle. You can see how veg tan leather patinas over time. The 8 up in the back is what the 4 up looked like a month ago.
A water resistant Riley Case for Loopers and multiple design iterations behind it.
What the Riley Link case looks like open… two gasket seal. These gaskets are 3D printed in TPU but next revision will just use off the shelf silicone gaskets. I haven’t come up with a design that has robustly sealed the charging port from water yet, but just got some material to try resin casting a plug which will result in much better dimensional accuracy.