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Displaying your realtime Blood Glucose from NightScout on an AdaFruit PyPortal by Scott Hanselman @shanselman @NightscoutProj #diabetes

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Displaying your realtime Blood Glucose from NightScout on an AdaFruit PyPortal – Scott Hanselman.

AdaFruit makes an adorable tiny little Circuit Python IoT device called the PyPortal that’s just about perfect for the kids – and me. It a little dakBoard, if you will – a tiny totally programmable display with Wi-Fi and  lots of possibilities and sensors. Even better, you can just plug it in over USB and edit the code.py file directly on the drive that will appear. When you save code.py the device soft reboots and runs your code.

I’ve been using Visual Studio Code to program Circuit Python and it’s become my most favorite IoT experience so far because it’s just so easy. The “Developer’s Inner Loop” of code, deploy, debug is so fast.

As you may know, I use a Dexcom CGM (Continuous Glucose Meter) to manage my Type 1 Diabetes. I feed the data every 5 minutes into an instance of the Nightscout Open Source software hosted in Azure. That gives me a REST API to my own body.

I use that REST API to make “glanceable displays” where I – or my family – can see my blood sugar quickly and easily.

Read more, code, and Chortkeh BDF Font viewer which I did not know about!


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