Because blogging every 6 months or so seems to be my new pattern I'm going to go ahead and hammer one out . . .
But really - - - I'm so super excited about something and I want to share it with everyone!
My friend, Hallie at The Princess and the Pump and I have been following a grass roots movement for a while, we both joined the FB group, CGM in the Cloud a few months ago and stealthly read every post and looked at every photo before deciding to jump on board (FINALLY!!) and set up our own Nightscout systems. What is Nightscout also known as CGM in the Cloud? Well, it's probably way more technical than I can explain so I will refer you to the site and the set up instructions after I try to tell you my version . . .
Our Dexcom G4 CGM (continuous glucose monitor) receiver is now plugged into an Android Moto G telephone. There is an awesome and amazing and magical app on the Moto G that takes the Dexcom information and sends it to a magical cloud and that magical cloud sends the data to my very real iPhone, iMac and iPad. I love magic! My iPhone is connected to my Pebble SmartWatch via bluetooth. Some really smart person that developed all of the magic listed above also created a magical app for the Pebble which gets the data from the iPhone and displays it on my watch!! Did I already say that I love magic?
Ok, I know it's not really magic but like I said I will leave all the techy details to the amazing parents that developed this fantastic tool. Here is a copy and paste from the CGM in the Cloud page on Facebook:
I'm also loving the freedom it's given me! These pictures below are of me out on my 1st run while leaving Nate at home with an older neighborhood friend and Emma Leigh! It was fantastic. They all felt like they were getting a little bit of freedom and honestly I really needed that run! I know there are running apps for the Pebble but 1) I really like my Nike watch and B) I didn't want to have to switch between Pebble faces to see Nate's number and my running stats. I'm perfectly aware that I looked like a big dork --- I don't care!
Photos from Nightscout/CGM in the Cloud:
I also wanted to include this video that Emma, Nate and I made yesterday about how we carry our Diabetes supplies around --- including the OmniPod PDM and the Nightscout set up. The last time we made a video about our "D" Bag was in April of 2011 ---- you can watch that one HERE and you should watch it because it's so funny and cute and Nate and the girls were so teeny tiny and adorable!
So, here is the new video:
You have to watch the video to see how we are going to roll out Nightscout at school --- if you have any questions . . .shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PinkDrinkTexas
And as of right now this video will not load on YouTube or on Blogger so I may throw my iMac and iPhone out the window at any moment. Hopefully, by the time this posts everything will be loaded. If not, well I'll go with Plan B. I don't have a Plan B yet but I'll figure it out!
It loaded!! YIPPPPEEEEE!!!
Thanks for stopping by and please go check out Nightscout because #WeAreNotWaiting.
I am really thinking about this as a way for Justin to become "independent" at school. My only concern is the phone reception in the building... practically non existent, so I'm worries it wont even work where I need it. Thanks for posting... I'm digging for all the info I can get.
That sounds amazing. One question though - do you know if you can keep track of more than 1 CGM with that equipment or do you need 1 setup per CGM? Since Henry was diagnosed in April, we have joined the poo-poo club of more than 1 diabetic! He and Willie both have CGMs, so I was just wondering.
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