Your Glowcose can easily be setup faster than your favorite song.  Watch the setup video or review the guide below for more details.

Step 1: Setup Sugar Mate

Setup an account at

NOTE: not all sugarmate settings are available mobily, so it is recommended that you use a laptop/desktop for this one time setup 

Follow the instructions at to connect your CGM

Enable JSON data for your Sugarmate account

Once the account is setup, use a web browser to navigate to Sugarmate's 'dashboard'.

To enable external JSON data, click on the top menu icon, and navigate to ‘settings’.

Finally, click to allow ‘External JSON’ and your unique URL will be provided.

NOTE: the only item needed for setup will be your 6-digit SugarmateID.

Given the example below: “xxxxxx” is the SugarmateID. 

Step: 2 Link Your glowcose

Plug in your glowcose to a USB port for power.

Once your glowcose device has initialized, pairing mode will be indicated by a quick flashing of colors followed by a 15-20 seconds of no lights while the device is searching. Complete the pairing by using a smart phone, tablet, or computer.

Search available WiFi networks and your glowcose. The device will appear as a network named “GLOWCOSE”.

Select the network “GLOWCOSE”. Allow a few seconds for the WiFi configuration screen to load.

Select “Configure WiFi/Glowcose” 

Select your network from the available options at the top

NOTE: Glowcose is designed to connect to 2.4GHz networks and will show your appropriate network.

Fill in the “password” field with your WiFi network password.

Enter in your unique 6-digit SugarmateID in the SugarmateID field. This MUST match what was provided in Step 1 "Setup Sugarmate".

Set your high, target, and low Blood Glucose values and click “Save”

Once ‘Save’ is clicked, the “Saving Credentials” page will be displayed. Your Glowcose device will reset and connect to your network.

NOTE: During this reset, a dull white color will be displayed followed by a green flash of color. This indicates a successful reset and internet connection. Please allow up to 15 seconds for this pairing to complete before leaving this screen on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Your glowcose device will then display a color representative of your current glucose reading.

Color Representation

RED – Low
GREEN – On Target

The color will express a gradient between colors as your Blood Glucose reading is trending higher/lower. Example: Glowcose would display a “yellow” color if a user is trending from ‘on target’ to ‘low’.

Additional glowcose Functions: 

Light Brightness
Clicking the button on the back of the device will adjust the brightness of the light.
There are 5 light settings to aid with day/night needs.

Resetting the device-
“Press and hold” the back button until a ‘blue light’ displays and release. This will reset your Glowcose back to factory settings and the setup process will have to be restarted.

Setup FAQ / Trouble Shooting