1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

to Miao Miao or not?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by localshop, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. localshop

    localshop · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    8
    as the title suggests, would anyone that has bought a Miao Miao recomment it please? Any insights wecome :)
     
  2. Mad76

    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Yes
    It's great
    Cant recommend it more highly!!
    No more scanning.
    Sends results to.phone every 5 mins
    Worth every penny !
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  3. localshop

    localshop · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    8
    does it kill your phone's battery life?
     
  4. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,132
    Likes Received:
    1,700
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Yes, definitely! I use the MiaoMiao2 with xDrip+ on a Google Pixel. I still scan a few times a day in the official app. Advantages to me:
    • Current glucose value and trend direction sent to phone automatically every 5~ minutes.
    • Current glucose value visible all the time using Always on Display (no unlocking my phone and opening the app to see the current value).
    • Calibrated glucose values (Libre sometimes reads a bit 'out').
    • Alarms for high and low glucose values.
    • Data syncs to Nightscout instance on the web (can view current data in any web browser).
    I can't say that there is no battery impact, because using Bluetooth every 5 minutes throughout the day has to have some, but it is not atrocious and my phone is over 2 years old now and has some battery wear. I lose about 3%/hour on average.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. annliggins

    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    68
    I use Blucon its cheaper and never had a prob in 3 yrs ...i only went for cost tbh.
    I use it with xdrip
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. localshop

    localshop · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    8
    oh heck another thing to think about! Thanks for mentioning that one. Looks good Ann, is it quite small? If it's a nice low profile it looks like it could be a better option than the MM2. Just wondering if either do more or less than the other?
     
    #6 localshop, Feb 20, 2020 at 4:07 PM
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2020
  7. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,132
    Likes Received:
    1,700
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I had Blucon before the MiaoMiao2 - yes it works, yes its stable but I found it more of a pain to keep over the sensor. I have a nice nifty 3D printed holder for the MiaoMiao2 from eBay which clips it directly onto the sensor. The Blucon also isn't water resistant unless you buy that version for a bit extra and needs the battery changing rather than rechargable.

    Another thing to consider is current/future compatibility with Libre2 as it slowly replaces Libre1 sensors. The MiaoMiao (and 2) has already had one firmware update to introduce intial support for these. Not sure how Blucon is handling this.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. localshop

    localshop · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    8
    brilliant - very helpful and I think that's swayed me thank you
     
  9. LilliCat

    LilliCat · Newbie

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    It's also worth considering a Bubble - mine has worked flawlessly and shipping is very quick (from Sweden).

    It works on Libre 2 as well.
     
  10. Mad76

    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    103
    No. No effect on my phone battery. I have a good one though, Samsung s10 plus
     
  11. annliggins

    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    68
     
  12. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    19,989
    Likes Received:
    33,751
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Love the miaomiao!
    Find that my iphone and apple watch batteries drain a bit faster, but not horrendously so.
    Am using the Tomato app to go with my (elderly) apple bowl.

    @db89 where on ebay did you get the holder?
     
  13. annliggins

    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Yeh i get all that... but im happy with blucon nightrider.. safe at present ..things are changing all the time i might need to eventually !...just keep the alarms going off thats all i want.
     
    #13 annliggins, Feb 20, 2020 at 6:28 PM
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2020
  14. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,132
    Likes Received:
    1,700
    Trophy Points:
    198
    It's this one by seller 'diabeticguardian'.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  15. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    11,303
    Likes Received:
    9,826
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Miaomiao. Get one. You know you want too.

    Phone battery. Probably no more than if you were using a set of BT headphones?
    Actually? Come to think of it the phone is just accepting translations from the MM with the reader app running in the background.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. localshop

    localshop · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ordered a MiaoMiao 2! Thanks everyone :)
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
  17. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    11,303
    Likes Received:
    9,826
    Trophy Points:
    298
    You order from memory the MM, pads & armband holster. Will come as a well packaged bundle in a Jiffy bag.
    The Miaomiao will be sort of "jelwery boxed" with the charging cable..

    Tip,
    keep an eye on your door's letter box slot. Lol, you may find it just wedged there..
    I got a standard slot for letters to pass through but mine was a little too thick to pass all the way through..
    But the flap on my door opens in on a spring as opposed to some that Spring out.

    Welcome to the world of not contorting to wave your phone like a "Jedi." :)
     
    • Like Like x 3
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook