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Uploaders setup


You usually should express the Nightscout URL in secure https://, not only http://. (Unless you set INSECURE_USE_HTTP to true)


Your Nightscout URL defined in Heroku by your App name, is the one that shows when you open your Nightscout site in a browser.

Your Nightscout password, is the API_SECRET variable you can find editing your Heroku variables like this.


You will find the Uploader url and Api Secret required to configure your uploader here.


You need at least one follower to use Dexcom Share.


If you use a DIY closed loop system it is recommended that you let it upload to Nightscout instead of importing data using Dexcom Share and the bridge plugin.

On your master phone, touch the Share icon, enable Sharing. If you have no follower, add one. You can also invite yourself.


In order to use the Dexcom Share servers to upload to Nightscout, you need to setup (and if not present add) the following variables in Heroku:

From Settings, click on the Reveal Config Vars

Verify, update or add these variables:

You need to add bridge in the ENABLE variable. Do not delete other entries, just add bridge after a space.


The most common error on initial Nightscout setups is that people incorrectly use an old account or an old password. To test your username and password, go to Dexcom's Clarity page (check here for USA accounts and here for the others) and try logging in to your Dexcom account. If your account info isn't valid, or you don't see any data in your Clarity account... you need to figure out your actual credentials before moving ahead. See here for troubleshooting tips and information on your Dexcom account.


Some people have had problems with their bridge connecting when their Dexcom passwords are entirely numeric. If you have connection issues in that case, try changing your password to something with a mix of numbers and letters.


For hosted Nightscout put your Dexcom credentials in Dexcom Bridge.

This plugin is NOT functional anymore with Heroku.

You can use an Android phone with a private version of xDrip+ (see also here for a customized version for smartbands), a computer or a Raspberry Pi to bridge CareLink to Nightscout.

Plugin setup documented here with additional fields for your pump.

Medtronic 600 Series with uploader

You can also use this QR code generator and the menu item Scan NS-Autoconfig QR Code to copy the information.

For hosted Nightscout you'll find the QR code generator in Uploaders, select the HTTP tab.

You might want to setup additional fields for your pump.

Facebook Group Nightscout for Medtronic


Mind the syntax!

Facebook Group xDrip

For hosted Nightscout use the QR code from Uploaders after selecting the XDrip tab.






Look here.

Facebook group Spike App


Facebook group xDrip4iOS

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