With Loop 3, a caregiver can provide remote commands to assist in diabetes care, including modifying overrides, issuing remote bolus commands and adding remote carb entries. With Loop 2, only overrides can be turned on or off remotely.
Remote commands to the Loop phone go through their Nightscout site. For security, any command to deliver a bolus or add a carb entry requires a one-time-password (OTP) to be used with each remote command. These codes are unique to your combined Loop and Nightscout configuration. An authentication app needs to be installed on the device sending the remote boluses/carbs. The Loop Caregiver app can be used. It handles authentication requirements and offers a Loop -like user interface.
Remote Commanding Requirements:¶
- Loop version 3.2.0 or newer
- version 3.0 works but is not recommended for other reasons
- Apple Push Notifications ( APN ) created with the Apple Developer ID that built the Loop app
- Nightscout version 14.2.6 or newer
- Several configuration variables must be added
- Ability to generate a One-Time-Password (OTP)
What about Older Versions?
Caregivers for those using older versions of Loop can modify
Overrides remotely but cannot send remote bolus or carb commands.
If your Nightscout site is an older version, you should limit your remote commands to
Overrides, even with Loop 3.
There is a new companion app, Loop Caregiver that makes remote commands and reviewing status of your looper much easier.
How does this work?¶
Loop and Nightscout work using Apple Push Notifications (APN).
- The Apple Developer ID used to build the Loop app must be configured to enable Apple Push Notifications
- If you built Nightscout and Loop yourself, follow the directions to set up Remote Configuration
- Most providers who supply
Nightscout as a serviceor
Hosted Nightscoutwill assist you, if needed, in getting your APN information added to your Nightscout variables
There are a number of steps to follow to set this up. Each page is linked below: