Nightscout for FreeStyle Libre

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Nightscout for FreeStyle Libre
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<em>(Thank you to Sarah Davies for assistance with directions and screenshots for this resource.)</em> <h2>Using Nightscout with FreeStyle Libre</h2> To use Nightscout with FreeStyle® Libre, you will need the following: <ul> <li>A working FreeStyle Libre system</li> <li>A working Nightscout site</li> <li>An Android device that has NFC capability, or an iPhone</li> <li>The <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.ct.glicemia">Glimp</a> app (for Android) or <a href="https://spike-app.com/">Spike</a> (for iOS)</li> </ul> <h2>FreeStyle Libre</h2> To learn more about FreeStyle Libre, visit <a href="https://freestylediabetes.co.uk/our-products/freestyle-libre">https://freestylediabetes.co.uk/our-products/freestyle-libre</a>. For questions regarding using the FreeStyle Libre system, you may wish to join the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/748445301888935/">Abbott Freestyle Libre users Facebook group</a>. <h2>Setting Up a Nightscout Site</h2> If you already have an existing Nightscout site, skip this section and continue with <a href="#existingNS">Existing Nightscout Users</a> below. If you do not yet have a Nightscout site, you will need to <a href="http://www.nightscout.info/wiki/welcome/set-up-nightscout-using-heroku">create one</a>. <a name="existingNS"></a> <h2>Existing Nightscout Users</h2> If you already have a working Nightscout site, please ensure the following before continuing: <ul> <li class="listPad"><strong>CarePortal is enabled in Heroku (or Azure).</strong></li> <li class="listPad"><strong>You have an API_SECRET set in Heroku (or Azure).</strong></li> </ul> <a name="glimp"></a> <h2>Uploading FreeStyle Libre Data to Nightscout</h2> In order for a Nightscout site to have data, you must be uploading data from FreeStyle Libre to the cloud. If you are using Spike for this, follow the <a href="http://www.nightscout.info/wiki/welcome/set-up-nightscout-using-heroku#xDripSpikeUsers">directions here</a> to configure it. Glimp is an Android app that can read FreeStyle Libre data (using your Android's NFC capability) and upload it to Nightscout. To set up and configure Glimp to work with Nightscout, do the following: <ol> <li class="listPad">Download and install <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.ct.glicemia">Glimp</a> from the Google Play Store.</li> <li class="listPad">Configure Glimp to work with your FreeStyle Libre system. Then configure the upload to Nightscout, as follows:</li> <li class="listPad">In the Glimp app, select <span class="redText">Menu</span> by tapping the 3 dots in the top right. Select <span class="redText">Options</span>. <a href="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-options-450.png"><img class="wikiImage" src="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-options-450.png" alt="glimp-options-450" width="450" height="600" /></a></li> <li class="listPad">Select <span class="redText">Remote Glucose Monitoring</span>. <a href="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-options2-4501.png"><img class="wikiImage" src="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-options2-4501.png" alt="glimp-options2-450" width="450" height="406" /></a></li> <li class="listPad">On the Remote Glucose Monitoring screen, enter your Nightscout URL. <a href="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-remote-nightscoutsite.png"><img class="wikiImage" src="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-remote-nightscoutsite.png" alt="glimp-remote-nightscoutsite" width="450" height="600" /></a></li> <li class="listPad">Enter your API SECRET. (<strong>Note:</strong> The API SECRET <em>must</em> match what you set in Azure or Heroku during the configuration of your Nightscout site.) <a href="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-remote-apisecret.png"><img class="wikiImage" src="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-remote-apisecret.png" alt="glimp-remote-apisecret" width="450" height="600" /></a></li> <li class="listPad">Click the button to "test" the connection to your Nightscout site. <a href="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-remote-test-450.png"><img class="wikiImage" src="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-remote-test-450.png" alt="glimp-remote-test-450" width="450" height="600" /></a></li> <li class="listPad">If the test is successful, Glimp is now properly configured for use with Nightscout.</li> </ol> The following screenshot shows a Nightscout site (viewed through the iOS Nightscout viewer application) depicting FreeStyle Libre data: <a href="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-nightscout-450px-28g.png"><img class="wikiImage" src="http://www.nightscout.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/glimp-nightscout-450px-28g.png" alt="glimp-nightscout-450px-28g" width="450" height="799" /></a>
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