Did you know the FreeStyle Libre software available for your FreeStyle Libre system allows you to view your own unique Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP)? The FreeStyle Libre reader has this report as part of the Daily Patterns. Your AGP provides a snapshot of your glucose levels over a “typical” day, revealing glucose trends and potential trouble spots.
Whilst we know how every hour and every day is different, your AGP is a simple and easy way for you and your healthcare provider to visualise your changing glucose levels. It is created through the data you collect using your Freestyle Libre reader over several days or weeks (minimum of 5 days). The software then aggregates your readings into a single 24-hour period, creating a view of 'typical day'. Being able to see your data in this way allows you to identify times of day when your glucose levels fluctuate most from your target range.
AGP reports are most accurate when created using a mass of data – 14 days of data have been found to provide an accurate prediction of glucose patterns for the next 30-day period.1 Try creating your AGP report after 14 or 28 continuous days wear* with your FreeStyle Libre system and taking it to your next diabetes check-up.
Access to clear information to help you make informed changes between these visits, as directed by your Healthcare Professional, could have a positive effect on the outcome of your diabetes management.
Your FreeStyle Libre system offers the option to download software with a range of reports, including the ‘Glucose Pattern Insights’ report which includes a clear graph called the AGP analysis that you can use to spot patterns more quickly, review glucose patterns more frequently and identify areas to target with your Healthcare Professional as well as tracking progress independently.
* The FreeStyle Libre sensor lasts for up to 14 days.
Your AGP graph;
A traffic light chart, designed to help you identify potential trouble spots;2
An estimated A1c is also provided to help you see how your glucose levels are tracking compared to your target range.
An AGP graph is created using the glucose readings collected over several days or weeks, but shown as though they all happened in 24 hours. You may also hear this type of information called Modal Day.
Lots of glucose data on one graph can be difficult to interpret, even for Healthcare Professionals. Instead of lots of data points, the AGP graph is shown as a clear group of lines which can help you to see:
Whether glucose readings are within the target range;
Whether there are patterns of hypoglycaemia, and if so, when.
|TRAFFIC LIGHT||RISK||WHAT SHOULD I DO?|
|Green||Low||No action required|
|Yellow||Moderate||Consider any factor which may have contributed to this reading and check the relevant check-box|
|Red||High||Consider any factor which may have contributed to this reading and check the relevant check-box|
As well as being helpful to track your glucose trends yourself, we also encourage you to share your AGP reports with the healthcare professional(s) responsible for your diabetes care. We know from research, clinicians have found AGP reports more useful than glucose diaries when helping them make treatment decisions or adjustments.3
So why not take your AGP report along for discussion at your next appointment?
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1 Dunn TC, Hayter GA, Doniger KJ, Wolpert HA. Development of the likelihood of low glucose (LLG) algorithm for evaluating risk of hypoglycemia: a new approach for using continuous glucose data to guide therapeutic decision making. J Diabetes Sci Technol. http://dst.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/04/17/1932296814532200. Accessed 17 April 2014.
2 Bergenstal RM, Ahmann AJ, Bailey T, et al. Recommendations for standardizing glucose reporting and analysis to optimize clinical decision making in diabetes: the ambulatory glucose profile. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2013;7:562-578.
3 Date on file. Abbott Diabetes Care.