Loop provides discrete notifications on the iPhone and Watch which will appear on the (locked) screen and vibrate, depending on your notification settings of Loop.
Most beep alarms are disabled for a much more discrete use of the omnipod. Only the following audible acknowledgments or alarms are currently used:
- Pod activated acknowledgment when filling the pod with enough insulin when pairing a new Pod.
- Pod expiration advisory alarm at 72 hours/3 days (which you can silence in the pod status settings)
- Pod empty reservoir (which you can silence in the pod status settings)
- Pod deactivation acknowledgment
- Pod fault alarm (also called a screamer) when reaching the max life of the Pod: 80 hours (3 days + 8 hours) or a fault/occlusion happens. (which you can silence using the replace pod) command in the pod settings page)
Notification settings for Loop⌁
You can customize the way notifications of Loop are behaving in the Settings App of the iPhone:
Settings of Loop:
At 20, 40, 60, and 120 minutes, there is a Loop Failure notification. This mostly happens when the connection is lost for a longer period of time between the CGM or the Rileylink and Loop.
If Loop detects that a bolus was not able to be delivered, it will provide a notification. Bolus failures are usually due to stale pump data. Try fetching recent history from the RileyLink menu to update pump data. Loop will also notify of partial bolus deliveries.
At 20% and 10% remaining reservoir volume, there is a Low Reservoir notification.
At <30U, <20U, <10U
Loop will notify when the reservoir is empty. Loop will notify you every minute with this notification.
Normally you will have 5-30 minutes to replace the pod, but do know the pod can scream at any moment from this point on.
Pod Expiration (Omnipod)⌁
You can customize the time of notification when to replace your pod any time from 1 hour up to 71 hours (3 days - 1 hour) after staring a new pod or you change the time later in the pod configuration settings. The expiry alarm will always sound when the pod reaches a running full 3 days (72 hours) which you can silence in the pod status settings.
Low Battery (Medtronic)⌁
Loop will notify when battery levels have approximately 8-10 hours of battery life remaining.
Loop does not have a remote notification to other devices. If you are a remotely monitoring parent, you will want to read here about setting up pushover alerts using your Nightscout site if you want proactive notifications of looping related information.