Nightscout aka, CGM in the Cloud
We are not waiting to put our CGMs in the cloud and monitor our devices.
This is a website run by a community of
DIYers to put their
CGMs and insulin pumps in the cloud.
- Highly experimental and not intended for therapy.
- Use at your own risk.
- Intended only as an investigational and educational tool to learn about this technology.
What is Nightscout?
Nightscout is a cloud application, which you can install yourself using free hosting from various cloud service providers. Once installed, Nightscout acts as a central repository of blood glucose and insulin dosing data for a single person, allowing you to view the CGM graph and other data anywhere using a web browser.
The CGM data is sent to Nightscout using an uploader application such as xDrip+ or Spike, running on a mobile phone carried by the person being monitored. The application you'll need for uploading the data depends on which CGM device you're using.
In addition to viewing the data using a web browser, there are several applications available for mobile devices and smart watches, which allow you alternate ways to view the information.
Once you have Nightscout up and running, you'll get a view that looks something like this:
How can I get Nightscout?
Every Nightscout user installs the service for themselves (and yes, even non-technical people can do this). See below for links to installation guides and peer support.
Projects we love
- xDrip+ xDrip+ is an Android application, with the ability to capture CGM data from a wide variety of Bluetooth sources and upload the data to Nightscout.
- Spike Spike is an iOS application, with the ability to capture CGM data from a wide variety of Bluetooth sources and upload the data to Nightscout.
- 640GAndroidUploader An Android uploader application for Medtronic 600-series insulin pump users.
- OpenAPS OpenAPS is a DIY Artificial Pancreas. See their site for excellent writeups on the design of the system for safety and ideal treatment outcomes.
- AndroidAPS AndroidAPS is an Android application, which implements the OpenAPS oref0/oref1 algorithm, along with a host of other features.
- Loop Loop is an iOS based DIY artificial pancreas, based on it's own algorithm.