xDrip

Mixing CamAPS with xDrip+

CamAPS FX talks directly to Dexcom G6 transmitters, and uploads data to the Diasend and Dexcom cloud servers. xDrip+ can also talk directly to G6 transmitters, and can upload to a variety of servers, implement a wide variety of alarms, display CGM data on a wide variety of watches, etc. As an example, in my …

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Minimizing CGM gaps

This article describes the way I’ve been managing my CGM so that I get continuous data, with only a few 5-minute updates missed for many months now. For most people using CGMs (such as the Medtronic and Dexcom systems) each time they start a new sensor there’s a big gap in their CGM coverage. Not …

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Contour Next BG meters

THIS PAGE HAS BEEN SUPERCEDED DUE TO A NEW METER. SEE THE NEW ARTICLE. We’re still seeing a lot of confusion in the market about what a “Contour Next” meter can do. To save myself from repetition I’m putting this information down in one clear place. There are currently four BG meters in Australia that …

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CGM calibration reminders

Most CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitors) require calibration by comparing with BG fingerprick samples. These help ensure that the numbers the system reports are a good analog for your current blood glucose. If left uncalibrated for too long the values can drift from reality, but the speed of this drift varies across systems. I wrote earlier …

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CGM accuracy – Calibration is King!

Over the years I’ve spent some time living with multiple CGM systems: Dexcom G4 and G5 Medtronic Guardian2/Enlite (640G pump) FreeStyle Libre FreeStyle Libre with Spike/xDrip+ Incidentally for the purposes of this technical discussion, the Libre is a Continuous Glucose Monitor. Any lack of alarms/etc does not change this, even if “Flash” monitoring doesn’t have …

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