Many thanks for reading and helping me.
My young daughter has T1 and I’m trying to level up on our CGM monitoring. We are currently using the tslim:X2 pump with the Dexom G6. My wife’s android phone is a secondary receiver with the Dexcom G6 app. We have a few issues with our current setup:
- When my daughter is at school, we’d like to track her BG. We’ve thought about sending her with a phone to be the secondary receiver and run our phones as followers. This is not quite ideal because a) she’s not old enough to have a phone, b) she won’t be carrying the phone with her everywhere, c) since her pump is giving alarms, we really don’t want the secondary device (phone) also giving alarms in her classroom
- The Bluetooth range from the transmitter to my wife’s phone isn’t great. We can’t check her numbers at night from our bedroom.
- We don’t seem to have enough control over alerts with the Dexcom G6 app.
- We have had a few issues with transmitters and sensors and would love the option to reset transmitters and restart sensors.
I have been doing research on XDrip, Nightscout, smart watches, etc. but am unsure how it can all fit together. Here’s what I’d like:
- To see CGM data from my daughter, even when she’s at lunch or recess. This means she’ll need to wear the device that can upload the data to the cloud. It would be nice if I could have a simple cell radio connected to the X2 itself. (Seems unlikely). Short of that, I’m thinking a smart watch or tiny wearable she can put in her pouch or pocket with cell access.
- Can a smart watch with BT, sim card, and wifi connect directly to the G6 transmitter without a phone?
- Are there any other small devices that are simple G6 receivers and gateways to Nightscout? If not, this would be a really cool project.
- I’m assuming that there are no Dexcom apps that can do what I’m asking, so I have to assume xdrip on a watch or some special firmware/stripped down xdrip running on a screenless device. Is this correct?
- Can xdrip and/or nightscout upload to Dexcom Clarity?
- When my daughter is home, we’d want my wife’s phone to receive data pretty quickly. If it is setup as a nightscout follower, for example, I’m not sure how quickly it gets updated. So it would be nice if her phone automatically became the second receiver if its in range and the watch/device became a follower.
- How quickly does nightscout receive and report data? Is it polled at some interval or is it pushed for fairly immediate feedback? If this is fast, probably no need for the trickery where the phone becomes the collector when in range.
- I have seen in the xdrip settings that a watch can be the BT collector if the phone is out of BT range. Does this accomplish what I have described above?
- Since I’d want my daughter to wear the watch and it would have to administered through my wife’s phone, is there a way to limit the kinds of notifications the watch would get from the phone? Also, if my wife has another smart watch, can the phone be linked to both watches? (I don’t want the full smart-watch experience on my daughter’s watch, it would only be paired is so my wife’s phone can set it up or maybe assert BT collector priority when both in range).
- I’m having trouble understanding which should be collectors and which should be followers. I think I’d like my wife’s phone to be a BT collector within range but a nightscout follower when out of range. The watch would be a BT collector when the phone is out of range, but a nightscout follower or phone xdrip follower when the phone is in range. Does this make sense and is any of this possible?
Removing extra questions unrelated to remote monitoring.