Getting Started With Tidepool

Welcome to Tidepool!

Tidepool can be used to upload, view, and share data from diabetes devices. We also offer our companion applications, Tidepool Mobile on iOS and Blip Notes on Android. We are hard at work improving our applications, improving device compatibility, and creating new tools to help people with type 1 diabetes!

This checklist will tell you how to get started using Tidepool, where to access more information about Tidepool on the web, and information about our other applications.

1. Download Google Chrome

Download and Install Google Chrome

Google Chrome is currently the only browser that is compatible with Tidepool on the web to view your diabetes data.

2. Sign-up for Tidepool

Click here to sign-up for Tidepool

Tidepool is free for people with diabetes and clinicians. All it takes is a few clicks and an email address to verify who you are. Follow these instructions to complete your Tidepool registration.

Please make sure to setup data storage for your account if you wish to upload and view your data. 

3. Install the Tidepool Uploader

After you've created your account, you'll need to install the Tidepool Uploader to upload your data to Tidepool. You can follow these instructions or go directly to tidepool.org/uploader to download the latest version of the Tidepool Uploader.

4. Upload and View your diabetes data

Once you have:

  1. Completed Registration for Tidepool and verified your email.
  2. Setup data storage for your account during the registration process.
  3. Installed the Tidepool Uploader.

You are ready to begin uploading your data! Please see the following links for more information: 

How to use the Tidepool Uploader

More specific guides for each device can be found here: 

Device Guides 

Articles relating to Tidepool Views and Sharing your data can be found here:

Tidepool Support Articles

5. Download Tidepool Mobile or Blip Notes for your mobile device

Our companion app for iOS, Tidepool Mobile allows you to upload your Dexcom G5 data directly to Tidepool from your phone, view your uploaded data, and make notes and comments about your data. Learn more at tidepool.org/ios.

Download Tidepool Mobile.

Our companion app for Android, Blip Notes allows you to make notes and comments about your data that you can later review on Tidepool on the Web. Learn more at tidepool.org/android.

Download Blip Notes.

You'll use the same login you created in Tidepool to log into the Tidepool Uploader and Tidepool Mobile or Blip Notes. Don't forget, all Tidepool software is free.

Please reach out to support@tidepool.org if you have any questions or feedback on this article. Please include the article title if you are submitting feedback to make it easier for us to identify what changes need to be made.


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