Your Nightscout Website Features

13 Jan
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From this page you will find the following information:

Funnel Cake (0.8)

The current version of the Nightscout website is Funnel Cake (0.8). To view features specific to Funnel Cake, please see this resource.

Your DREAMSICLE Website Features

Open your website in a browser window.  You will find your website URL at the bottom of your worksheet.

Your CGM website will resemble this if you have installed Dreamsicle. Previous versions of Nightscout do not include all these settings, but do have some of them.

If your site does not resemble this at all (white or black screen, dashes, error message) please click here.

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The glucose value from your Dexcom receiver is in the upper right in large numbers. (mmol & mg/dl can be set in the settings screen, here).  Directions to change the default measurement to mmol for all browsers are here.

Just below it shows the amount that the glucose value has changed since the last reading. (new in Dreamsicle.)

The time in the upper left is the current time in your location.

The “mins ago” indicator below the time reports the last time your Rig was able to send a reading to the Mongo database. It can be between 3 and 12 minutes ago.

If the mins ago indicator persistently shows “1 min ago” or “1 hour ago” without having a line through the BG number in the upper right, there is a problem with your data. Please visit this page to fix.

If the time is current and there is a line through the BG number and the “minutes ago” is some time in the past, your rig is not connecting to the internet to transmit data. Please check your uploader device connection and battery level, the cables, and the Dexcom receiver. You may need to turn everything off and back on again to restore the internet connection.

Notice the 4 horizontal lines across the graph. These are the markers for when the alerts and alarms are triggered. By default they are 260 for URGENT HIGH ALARM, 180 for HIGH ALARM (approaching urgent), 80 for LOW ALARM (approaching urgent), and 55 for URGENT LOW ALARM. These can be customized by you. Instructions are here. (new in Dreamsicle.)

By default, Nightscout alarms are set to use a predictive algorithm alarm.  This alarm style will sound the alarm as it approaches different levels.  You can change to an alarm similar to the Dexcom Receiver alarms by following the instructions below.

Alarm conditions show a YELLOW box around the bg number by default AND a musical alarm is sounded.

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Listen to the alarm tone.

(The alarm can be disabled ON YOUR BROWSER WINDOW, see below) (new in Dreamsicle.)

Click on the yellow box to ‘snooze’ the Alarm for the amount of time you choose. SNOOZING THE ALARM TURNS THE ALARM OFF IN ALL BROWSER WINDOWS, NOT JUST YOURS.

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URGENT ALARM conditions are in a RED box around the BG number.

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Listen to the alarm tone here.

You can disable these alarms, see below. (new in Dreamsicle.)

Click in the red box to snooze the alarm for the selected time. SNOOZING THE ALARM TURNS THE ALARM OFF IN ALL BROWSER WINDOWS, NOT JUST YOURS.

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HOW TO CUSTOMIZE THE BROWSER SETTINGS.

By clicking on the gear symbol in the upper right, you will be shown an options screen to customize your browser window. These settings are specific to YOUR browser.

While previous versions of Nightscout showed the Enable/Disable alarm options, they were not functional. With Dreamsicle, you can now control these alarms.

WARNING: The error alarms such as NC, ???, and other alarms are turned off if you disable the Low Alarms.

Once you’ve selected the settings you wish to have, make sure to SAVE your settings (button toward the bottom).

Close the settings window by clicking on the Gear symbol again.

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CUSTOMIZING THE ALARM LEVELS (NEW IN DREAMSICLE)

Note: The steps to set these values differs in the Azure Portal. Go to Settings / Application Settings. Scroll down to App Settings to add/configure these variables.

To customize the values for your alarms, you must log in to your Azure account and click on your website name.

Click on the CONFIGURE menu item across the top.

Scroll down to almost the bottom of the page until you see

APP SETTINGS.

You can easily set your own values by creating the Keys and Values (glucose level).  You can copy & paste the names below the picture into the app settings in Azure.

The glucose numbers must be in mg/dl.  mmol does not work to set these up.  To get mg/dl from mmol, multiply mmol by 18. 

mmol x 18 = mg/dl.

KEY                         Definition
BG_HIGH – This is the number that will trigger the Urgent High Alarm.  This is typically higher than the BG_Target_Top.

BG_LOW – This is the number that will trigger the Urgent Low Alarm.  This is typically lower than the BG_Target_Bottom.

BG_TARGET_TOP – This is the number that triggers the High Alarm, as it approaches Urgent High/ BG_High.  It is typically lower than the BG_High.

BG_TARGET_BOTTOM – This is the number that triggers the Low Alarm, as it approaches Urgent Low/ BG_Low.  It is typically higher than the BG_Low.

ALARM_TYPES – This defines how/when the alarms are sounded. The values to choose are SIMPLE and PREDICT.  These are case sensitive and MUST be entered in lower case.

The default is Predict which is the same as all previous versions of Nightscout.  Once you enter ANY BG values, the alarm type automatically becomes SIMPLE without entering a value.

simple alarms are very similar to how the alarms are sounded on your Dexcom receiver – once the glucose level reaches that number, the alarms will sound. Please note – the value you enter into the configuration must be all lowercase.

predict alarms will alert you in advance of the levels, based on a predictive algorithm.  This is the Default alarm and is the same as all previous versions of Nightscout. Please note – the value you enter into the configuration must be all lowercase.

You can change these after you’ve set them to customize them in any way you choose.

CLICK ON SAVE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. It will be a minute or two before the changes appear on your website. If you get an error message, verify that you’ve spelled everything correctly!!

 

Making MMOL the default measurement for all browser windows (but not the Pebble)

Log into your Azure account and click on your website name. Click on the Configure menu item across the top, then scroll down to the section for app settings.

Add one entry to the app settings:

In the Box for KEY type or paste this: DISPLAY_UNITS

In the Box for VALUE type or paste this: mmol

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CLICK ON SAVE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. It will be a minute or two before the changes appear on your website. If you get an error message, verify that you’ve spelled everything correctly!!

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