This information may assist you in having better discussions with your healthcare provider regarding your treatment plan and how to achieve the best possible management of your diabetes. Below you can find information to help you prepare for, and get the most from, your next appointment.
Make sure you prepare for your next appointment with your diabetes healthcare professional with our three key steps:
Download and print the data from your FreeStyle Libre reader using the FreeStyle Libre software, so it is easy for you and your healthcare provider to discuss during your appointment. If you also maintain a glucose diary have it ready to go with you as well.
Write down any specific questions or concerns you want to discuss with your healthcare professional so you don’t forget them.
To help make the most of your visit, you can also use our AGP Action Plan to take notes and prepare an action plan with your HCP.
Take a friend or family member with you to the appointment to ensure you don’t miss anything.
While you are at your appointment you should use the data from your FreeStyle Libre reader to start your discussions.
If you are also using the FreeStyle Libre software on your computer, then your Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) is a useful tool for you and your healthcare professional to make informed decisions about your diabetes management.
A good starting point with the FreeStyle Libre software is the graph called the ‘Glucose Patterns Insights’ report. This includes your traffic light ratings. Below are some questions you may wish to discuss with your HCP based on your data:
How many of your readings align with your glucose goal?
Are there any particular times you are more inclined to experience hypoglycaemia (where the blue wave falls into the low threshold area) and what can you do to address this?
How steady are your glucose levels throughout the day (the shape of the dark blue line through the centre of the blue area)?
What is the degree of variability in your glucose readings day to day (the narrower the dark blue band, the less variability) and what does this mean?
Make a note of the goals you have agreed with your healthcare provider and put them somewhere visible (you can also use the AGP Action Plan) so you can check how you’re doing between appointments.