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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by bushbri, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. bushbri

    bushbri Type 1 · Active Member

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    I am after some views on tech and apps for general management of Type 1 with a high cholesterol thrown in for good measure

    I use a Freestyle Libre and will sync this with the app (when it connects up) and am keen to use apps as much as possible in as seamless a process as can be

    What do you use and what do you find works best
    All guidance appreciated and if you the the time to respond I will take the time to read and review

    Thanks
     
  2. col101

    col101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use a libre but use the reader not a phone. If you're interested in tech and apps there is a Facebook group called libre geeks that may be right up your street! Good luck with it
     
  3. CapnGrumpy

    CapnGrumpy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm using a 'recycled' Dexcom G5:
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    It talks directly to my Sony Smartwatch 3 (the one on the right):
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    That forwards the data to my phone and the xDrip+ app:
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    Which is calibrated by a Bluetooth compatible meter (OK - not working at the moment):
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    The phone then forwards the data to a cloud-based database that feeds into a NightScout site which keeps track of last insulin/Dexcom sensor/cannula change etc:
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  4. bushbri

    bushbri Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thanks and will take a look
     
  5. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    I use much the same as @CapnGrumpy with the addition of one of these:

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    This is an Artificial Pancreas system that uses the other components shown to manage my glucose levels without my intervention. More information is available here: http://www.diabettech.com/looping-a-guide
     
  6. CapnGrumpy

    CapnGrumpy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fixed the Bluetooth meter issue - found weird stuff in the xml settings file and deleted the 'nul' bit:

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