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Blood Glucose Readings On My Apple Watch With Miaomiao

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by mytype1.life, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When I didn’t think technology could get much better after getting the Freestyle Libre sensor, this has blown my mind!
    I did some research into how best to get my blood sugar readings on my Apple Watch and here we have it
    If anyone is interested in the process here you go (with Apple Watch):
    1) Ordered the Miao Miao (M) reader online, took 12 days to arrive.
    2) In the meantime requested an invite to download the Spike app
    3) Once the M arrived I charged it until the green light appeared (took 1 hour)
    4) Used the stickers provided to place the reader on top of my Libre sensor
    5) Followed the set up tutorial on Spike and used the Watch configuration guide.
    6) Covered both with Rocktape.
    My biggest worry was if it would get in the way but I certainly put the M to the test last night with a contemporary dance class, involving a lot of rolling around the floor! I totally forgot it was there.
    I think the developers of this need a medal and a big thanks to everyone who provided advice! To think this is one of the first of it’s kind, who knows what it might be like in a few years time! IMG_9142.jpg
     
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  2. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I ordered my :cat::cat: yesterday. So excited for it to arrive (already got Spike), I love gadgets :D
     
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  3. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yipeee! Let me know how you get on
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    fab post thanks for sharing !
     
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    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yay, @mytype1.life , it's always good when a plan comes together!

    I've been using a watch for bg for a few months now and it's proven to be way more useful than I initially thought it would be.

    Quick question: is miaomiao transmitting direct to the watch or going through the phone first?

    Reason I ask is that I'm on android with libre/blucon/xdrip+, there's ostensibly a way of making the watch act directly as a collector when out of phone range, but in practice, it only works with a few watches, so I'm curious to know how it works with your set-up?
     
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  6. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I believe the only way with Apple Watch is to have all 3 in range although it’s possible with other watches/apps think it’s Pebble/Android Wear 2 that it’s possible
     
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    Kailee56 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Ordered mine last week. Can’t wait.
     
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    paganlady Type 2 · Member

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    Can I ask where people have bought their miao Miao from?
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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  10. CranberryIce

    CranberryIce Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How is the MM different from Bluecon?
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    The main differences are that MM is waterproof and rechargeable. BC sits directly over the sensor while MM sits offset with a small overlap - the whole assembly is thinner but has a bigger area.
     
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  12. CranberryIce

    CranberryIce Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Mel.

    I am assuming like the blueco- it can be linked to my iphone via an app. I don’t have an apple watch.


    Do you have to keep your phone within a certain range for this to work? During work hours my phone is kept well away so will the updates still be sent? If not- is an apple watch better in that case?
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Yes, I’ve not got my :cat::cat: yet, I only ordered it a few days ago, but I’ll be using it with the Spike app on my iPhone. I’ve got a really old Pebble watch, connected to my phone via Bluetooth. I think you need to be within Bluetooth range for it all to work, although I’m not sure how far that is, so not having your phone nearby could be an issue. But under the Equalities Act 2010, your employer has to make “reasonable adjustments” for your diabetes, so maybe they’d make an exception if you have the mobile phone facility part of it switched off when you’re doing whatever it is you do? It could make you more efficient than stopping your work to scan regularly?
     
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    CranberryIce Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I will certainly ask. I work with little humans so for safeguarding purposes (as most mobile phones) have cameras etc I have to keep it away.


    I will look into this. Thank you, always helpful
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Could it be kept in a locked drawer or cupboard in the room in which you are working, maybe?
     
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    CranberryIce Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it can.

    So does the apple watch only work once the MM is connected to your phone?
     
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    CranberryIce Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As the apple watch would be more practical for me- rather than taking my phone out to check it. Not all the time but often I an not in the same room..
     
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  18. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    To be honest, I don’t know about the Apple Watch, because I don’t have one - maybe the OP could tell you more? My Pebble is very basic, just gives me my notifications. I’ve downloaded a CGM watchface, with which I will hopefully be able to read my levels at a glance.
     
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    danbcfc1 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi, I’m very new to all this new technology, but I’ve bitten the bullet and ordered a freestyle libra. Now, what are the approximate costs involved with the Miaomiao? How long do they last? What it the accompanying app like? Are they better than the nightrider? I do like the fact they are waterproof. Sorry for all the questions. X
     
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  20. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes that’s right
     
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