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A Nightscout Section for OhMyPosh reveals my realtime Blood Sugar readings in my Git Immediate

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I’ve talked about how I like a pleasant fairly immediate in my Home windows Terminal and made movies exhibiting intimately how one can do it. I’ve additionally labored with my buddy TooTallNate to place my real-time blood sugar right into a bash or PowerShell immediate, however this was again in 2017.

Now that I am “Crew OhMyPosh” I’ve been which means to write down a Nightscout “section” for my immediate. Nightscout is an open supply self-hosted (there are industrial hosts additionally like T1Pal) web site and API for distant show of real-time and near-real-time glucose readings for Diabetics like myself.

Since my physique has an energetic REST API the place I can simply do an HTTP GET (by way of curl or no matter) and see my blood sugar, it clearly belongs in a spot of honor, similar to my present Git Department!

My blood sugar in my Prompt!

Oh My Posh helps configurable “segments” and now there is a beta (nonetheless wants mmol and off readings help) Nightscout section that you could setup in only a few minutes!

This immediate works in ANY shell on ANY os! You are able to do this in zsh, PowerShell, Bash, no matter makes you cheerful.

Here’s a YouTube of Jan from OhMyPosh and I coding the section LIVE in Go.

When you’ve got an current OhMyPosh json config, you may simply add one other section like this. Be sure that your Nightscout URL features a safe Token or is public (as much as you). Observe additionally that I setup “if/then” guidelines in my background_templates. These are non-obligatory and as much as you to vary to your style. I set my background colours to purple, yellow, inexperienced relying on sugar numbers. I even have a foreground template that’s not actually used, as you may see it at all times evaluates to black #000, but it surely reveals you the way you may set it to white textual content on a darker background in case you needed.

{
"sort": "nightscout",
"fashion": "diamond",
"foreground": "#ffffff",
"background": "#ff0000",
"background_templates": [
"{{ if gt .Sgv 150 }}#FFFF00{{ end }}",
"{{ if lt .Sgv 60 }}#FF0000{{ end }}",
"#00FF00"
],
"foreground_templates": [
"{{ if gt .Sgv 150 }}#000000{{ end }}",
"{{ if lt .Sgv 60 }}#000000{{ end }}",
"#000000"
],

"leading_diamond": "",
"trailing_diamond": "uE0B0",
"properties": {
"url": "https://YOURNIGHTSCOUTAPP.herokuapp.com/api/v1/entries.json?depend=1&token=APITOKENFROMYOURADMIN",
"http_timeout": 1500,
"template": " {{.Sgv}}{{.TrendIcon}}"
}
},

By default we’ll solely exit and hit your Nightscout occasion each 5 min, solely when the immediate is repainted, and we’ll solely wait 1500ms earlier than giving up. You may set that “http_timeout” (how lengthy earlier than we surrender) in case you really feel this slows you down. It’s going to be cached for five min so it is unlikely  to b one thing you will discover. The advantage of this new OhMyPosh section over the earlier answer is that it requires no further providers/chron jobs and might be setup extraordinarily rapidly. Observe additionally that you could customise your template with NerdFonts. I’ve included a tiny syringe!

What a lovely prompt with Blood Sugar!

Subsequent I will hope to enhance the section with mmol help in addition to strikeout fashion for “stale” (over 15 min previous) outcomes. You are additionally welcome to assist out by watching our YouTube and submitting a PR!


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About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, marketing consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft worker. He’s a failed stand-up comedian, a cornrower, and a e book writer.

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