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MIAOMIAO 2 - Libre as CGM

MiaoMiao is one of the best ways to turn your Freestyle Libre Sensors into a full CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring ) and now the second generation version is out ! This is a short presentation and review/ early impressions of the new MiaoMiao 2 device which much like it's predecessor is absolutely fascinating ! YouTube video review also available

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DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional and this product is not a medical device; all the information on this website is based on my personal experience from living with t1d. Always contact a medical professional when making treatment decisions.

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DISCLOSURE: this device was sent to me for free by the manufacturer in exchange for an honest review // this blog post also contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I will receive a small commission. I will never recommend a product or service I do not believe in.

MiaoMiao is a small add on that basically adds a bluetooth connection to your Libre and can push your glucose readings through to your smartphone.

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Similarly to a classic CGM this allows you to get updates on your glucose levels automatically every 5 minutes; which means by using an app you can set up alarms for highs and lows; so you can catch your hypos before they even happen!

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It is also very useful particularly for parents of children with T1D because these readings can be shared online and followed throughout the day or night by the parent's phone as well!

HOW IT WORKS

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The device can be used with their official app called TOMATO on all devices but also when used with libre 1 sensors the device can be connected with SPIKE on Apple IOS and Xdrip+ or GLIMP on Android.

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These apps work with a wide range of bluetooth smartphones. Inside these applications you can connect the MiaoMiao and set up alarms for any ranges and times you want; you can add your insulin and carbs intake, as well as get graphs and average Hba1C predictions. You will get readings for as long as you are in your phone's bluetooth range and if you leave and come back you will still get these as it automatically reconnects and fills in the gaps.

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Also you can continue to keep track of your sugars even while showering or swimming as the device is waterproof with a IP67 class and will automatically reconnect to your phone every time it's out of the water. (the water body blocks Bluetooth signal so you cannot get signal underwater).

MY EXPERIENCE

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I have personally used the first generation MiaoMiao which I purchased myself for over a year now and I found it really useful and efficient. I mostly used it on an iPhoneX with the app Spike until about 4 months ago when I switched to a Pixel 3 phone and used it with xdrip+. I also briefly used the Tomato app on iOS and Android but didn't personally find it anywhere near as good as the alternatives.

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I had great connection with both devices and found it very reliable throughout. I had indeed encountered some issues after a few months with the first device that refused to charge and disconnected but I reached out to the company on Facebook and I was sent a replacement within a week upon returning the damaged one and had to pay for the return postage fees.

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Because I already used this product I was very happy to have now the opportunity to test the new upgraded version for free and to share everything I know about it with the community so I got this review out as quickly as possible but will keep you updated through my social media on how the MiaoMiao 2 really behaves long term.

MIAOMIAO 2 VS MIAOMIAO 1

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While the main difference was expected to do with compatibility you can actually upgrade your MM1 to work with the newer sensors and thus you do not really have to upgrade if you already own one of the original model.

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Probably the biggest difference is in the way it looks.The shape is more like a tiny spoon which is meant to make it easier to position and keep in place. It also weighs only 6g which is 2g less then the already very light MM1. The new shape also allows for less skin contact w