CGM Remote Monitor + Care Portal

9 Sep
Guides > Setup Guides > Your Nightscout Website Features > CGM Remote Monitor + Care Portal


The Care Portal is an optional Nightscout feature that you can enable.  It’s primarily designed for parents, nurses, grandparents, heath techs, sitters, and others that care for children with T1D.  Care Portal is used to inform others of recent actions taken by the T1D:  treatment of a low, insulin correction, meals, etc.

To enable Care Portal login to your Azure account and click on your website name.

Click on the Configuration menu near the top of the screen.

Scroll down almost to the bottom of the screen and locate the Connection Strings section.  Set two environment variables just below where your Mongo URI & collection name are located.

ENABLE – value careportal
 – value must be at least 12 characters long.  You can pick any 12 characters you want (numbers and letters, NO special characters). If this variable is set too short, your Azure site will not work. You will only see a white screen.
(Note: If you choose to use API, this is the password that you’ll set in the uploader API setting.)

Make sure both are changed to CUSTOM.

It will look like this:

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(Note: the image below incorrectly shows ENABLE lowercase. This should be entered uppercase: ENABLE.)

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To enable multiple plug-in features use the same “ENABLE” with values like “careportal iob cob cage basal bwp iage sage” all separated with spaces and no quotes.



Open your Nightscout website and notice the addition of a + symbol on the far right side of the screen.  Click on the + and you will see the pop-out screen to enter information.

Enter the information you want to make sure others can see, then click Submit Form at the bottom of the screen.

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You ‘ll see a pop-up item to review the information you have entered.  Click OK to confirm or Cancel to edit the form.  You must click Submit Form and OK for the information to be available on your website.

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The addition of a record creates a dot on your website.  By hovering over the dot, the information becomes visible.

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This can also be combined with Pushover to send real-time push notification as soon as treatments are added.  These are visible on your phone, desktop, or Pebble.  To enable Pushover, follow this directions on this page.

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