MiaoMiao is one of the best ways to turn your Freestyle Libre Sensors into full CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring ). This is a short presentation and review of this little device which is absolutely fascinating.
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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. 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! It is also particularly very powerful 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
The device can be used with SPIKE on Apple IOS and Xdrip+ or GLIMP on Android. 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 . Also you can keep track of your sugars even while bathing or swimming as the device is waterproof with a IP67 class.
As a bonus for those of you in the US the apps will allow you to use the sensor to its full capacity of 14 days and some few hours extra on top of that ! As the sensors are the same as everywhere else and the block is in the Libre reader or app this will make all those sensors work to their full potential saving you money!
*update note : MiaoMiao has released the TOMATO app which is now in beta and works with the MiaoMiao details here: http://tomato.cool/