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  • Introduction

    Looking at only one, isolated BG test result does not give you and your healthcare team the full picture of what is happening. Your diabetes manager automatically stores up to 1000 diary records with their time and date. You can review up to 250 diary records on your diabetes manager, or up to 1000 diary records using compatible software. These records are stored from the newest to the oldest and can contain:

    • Date and time
    • BG test result
    • Meal time (events)
    • Carbs
    • Health event
    • Bolus type
    • Bolus amount
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  • Goals

    At the end of this lesson you will know:

    • How to view your data on the diabetes manager
    • About the different icons used to report your data and what they mean
    • How to edit your data
    • How to add data
    • How to view the different data reports on the diabetes manager
    • How to transfer data to a computer
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  • How to view your data

    This is an example of the View Data screen on the diabetes manager. You will now see what all the different symbols mean.

    Legend:

    1. Date of Record(s)
    2. Time of BG Test
    3. BG Icon
    4. Meal Time Icon
    5. Carbs Icon
    6. Health Events Icon
    7. Bolus Type Icon
    8. BG Value
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  • Data icons

    The following image depicts the icons used to display your data in the View Data screen of the diabetes manager.

    Icon Icon Name Description
    Icon BG Test Displayed when information exists for this diary record regarding a BG Test
    Icon Meal Time Displayed when information exists for this diary record regarding Meal Time
    Icon Carbs Displayed when information exists for this diary record regarding Carbs
    Icon Health Events Displayed when information exists for this diary record regarding Health Events
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  • Bolus icons

    The icons in the left column show what the diabetes manager displays when the bolus type command has been submitted to the pump. This means that the request has been sent to the pump but the bolus is not yet delivered. The delivery will be confirmed once the process has been completed. The icons in the right column show what the diabetes manager displays when the bolus delivery has been confirmed by the pump. If you see a grey symbol (like you see in the left column), turn the diabetes manager off, wait for the pump screen to go blank and then turn the diabetes manager on again and go back in to the data to see if the icon is now dark blue = confirmation of the insulin delivery from the pump.

    Icon Bolus type Icon Bolus type
    Icon Extended Bolus (not confirmed) Icon Extended Bolus (confirmed)
    Icon Multiwave Bolus (not confirmed) Icon Multiwave Bolus (confirmed)
    Icon Standard Bolus (not confirmed) Icon Standard Bolus (confirmed)
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  • Bolus icons

    This is the icon the diabetes manager uses to display that the user chose to give the insulin by a pen or syringe. Thus, the bolus was not delivered by the pump.

    Icon Bolus type
    Icon Pen/Syringe/Bolus
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  • Viewing your data

    With your Accu-Chek Combo insulin delivery system, you can view your data using the diabetes manager at any time. This is useful if you wish to check information on the go, quickly and discreetly. Let's see how.

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  • Viewing your data: step 1

    • From the Main Menu, press Icon or Icon to select My Data
    • Press Icon to display or view the My Data screen
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  • Viewing your data: step 2

    • The Data screen is displayed and View Data is highlighted
    • Press Icon to enter
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  • Viewing your data: step 3

    • The View Data screen appears
    • Press Icon or Icon to view other records (the screen scrolls if there are additional records)
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  • Viewing your data: step 4

    • The screen shows the BG test results in the right columnby default, but you can also show Carbs or Bolus data
    • Press Icon to select Select view
    • Press Icon or Icon to select Carbs or Bolus
    • Press Icon to enter
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  • Viewing your data: step 5

    • To view the details of a specific record, press Icon or Icon to move to the record
    • Press Icon to select the record you want to look at
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  • Viewing your data: step 6

    • The View Detail screen is displayed
    • Press Icon to view previous recordor press Icon to view next (newer) record

    Let's now learn how to edit your data.

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  • Editing your data

    When you test your BG, you may want to add more information related to the test at a later time. For example, if you want to do a BG test in private in a restaurant, you can do so and then add information about the meal when you know what you're going to eat.

    You can edit information related to Meal Time, Carbs, Health and Bolus. But, you can't edit information related to BG test results. Let's now review the steps in editing information.

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  • Editing your data: step 1

    • In the View Detail screen, press Icon to select Modify
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  • Editing your data: step 2

    • Press Icon or Icon to select the field you wish to edit and press Icon to activate
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  • Editing your data: step 3

    • Press Icon or Icon to change the entry, and Icon to save the change
    • Edit the other fields as necessary
    • Press Icon to save the changes and exit
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  • Editing your data

    Remember! You can't go back and edit data once they have been used with Bolus Advice. If you try, you'll get this Warning. If you do get this warning, press Icon to confirm and return to the View Detail screen.

    Let's now focus on how to add data.

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  • Adding data

    Your Accu-Chek Combo insulin delivery system allows you to add data to a diary record related to Carbs, Health and Bolus. For example, there may be times when you remove your pump and inject insulin with a syringe or pen. This information can be added to the diary at a later time. This is important because such information would be needed by the Bolus Advice function.

    You can add data for Carbs, Health and Bolus, but not for BG test results.

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  • Adding data: step 1

    • From Main Menu, press Icon or Icon to highlight My Data
    • Press Icon to select
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  • Adding data: step 2

    • Press Icon to move to Add Data
    • Press Icon to enter
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  • Adding data: step 3

    • Press Icon or Icon to select a field
    • Pess Icon to enter
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  • Adding data: step 4

    • Press Icon or Icon to edit the entry
    • Press Icon to confirm the change
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  • Adding data: step 5

    • Use Icon, Icon and Icon to edit other entries accordingly
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  • Adding data: step 6

    • Press Icon to save and return to the My Data screen

    Let's now learn how the diabetes manager reports data.

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  • Reporting data

    Graph reports are a good way to view your BG results. Working with your doctor or healthcare team, you can use these visuals to better understand how patterns in your life affect your insulin pump therapy. With your diabetes manager can view many reports such as:

    • BG Averages
    • Trends
    • Standard Day
    • Standard Week
    • Target

    Let's see how.

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  • Viewing reports: step 1

    • From the Main Menu, press Icon or Icon to select My Data
    • Press Icon to enter
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  • Viewing reports: step 2

    • The My Data screen appears
    • Press Icon to select Reports
    • Press Icon to enter
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  • Viewing reports: step 3

    • The Reports screen appears

    You can use the Icon, Icon, Icon, Iconand Icon on the diabetes manager to toggle through the different reports.

    Now let's take a look at each of the different reports, starting with BG Averages.

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  • BG averages report

    The BG Averages report lists averages and standard deviations of your BG results during a specific time period. For example, you can choose to include the results of the last 7, 14, 30, 60 or 90 days. The average is also called the 'mean'. Say you want the average score for 10 BG results. You would add the 10 individual results and then you divide this sum by 10, the number of results being averaged. The answer you get is the average or mean BG test result. The standard deviation is a statistic that tells you how tightly your BG results are clustered around the mean (or average). When the tests are tightly bunched together, the standard deviation is small. When the BG tests are spread apart, the standard deviation is larger. This report shows your BG test results for the categories Overall, Pre Meal, Post Meal, Bedtime and Others.

    Test results without a Meal Time group only occur in the Overall group.

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  • BG averages report

    This is an example of a BG Average report screen

    Legend:

    1. Time Period
    2. Meal Time field
    3. Average BG result
    4. Standard deviation
    5. Number of tests
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  • Trend report

    The Trend Report allows you to identify, at a glance, trends in your blood glucose levels. Trends data allow you and your healthcare team to make decisions related to things like bolus doses, carbohydrates and basal rates. The Trend report combines your BG test results for the categories Overall, Pre Meal, Post Meal, Bedtime and Others, with the entries for Carbs and insulin. You can view the Trend report either as a table or as a graphic. You can choose whether the results of the last 8, 24 or 48 hours or 7 days are included.

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  • Trend report

    This is an example of a Trend report screen

    Legend:

    1. Time period
    2. Meal Time field
    3. Size of bolus
    4. Amount of carbs entered together with BG result
    5. BG test result
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  • Standard day report

    In graph or table form, the Standard Day shows you averages and standard deviations for your BG test results for the categories Overall, Pre Meal, Post Meal, Bedtime and Others calculated for each Time Block of your Time Block setting. You can view them either as a table or as a graphic. You can choose whether the averages and standard deviations include the results of the last 7, 14, 30, 60 or 90 days.

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  • Standard day report

    This is an example of a Standard Day report screen

    Legend:

    1. Time period
    2. Meal Time field
    3. BG test results: average and standard deviation
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  • Standard week report

    The Standard Week report displays the same information as the Standard Day report but is organized by seven-day segments rather that one-day segments. You can view this report in table or graphic form. It shows you averages and standard deviations for your BG test results for the categories Overall, Pre Meal, Post Meal, Bedtime and Others, calculated for each day of the week. You can choose whether the averages and standard deviations include the results of the last 7, 14, 30, 60 or 90 days.

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  • Standard week report

    This is an example of a Standard Week report screen

    Legend:

    1. Time period
    2. Meal Time field
    3. BG test results: average and standard deviation
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  • Target report

    The Target report displays the percentage of your BG results that are above or below your target range, and below your Hypo Warning Limit. You can view this report in a table or pie chart format. It shows you the BG test results for the categories Overall, Pre Meal, Post Meal, Bedtime and Others. You can choose whether the percentages include the results of the last 7, 14, 30, 60 or 90 days.

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  • Target report

    This is an example of a Target report screen

    Legend:

    1. Time period
    2. Meal Time field
    3. Percentage of BG test results within target range

    Let's now discuss how to transfer data from your Accu-Chek Combo insulin delivery system to a computer.

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  • Transferring data to a computer

    You can transfer your stored results from your diabetes manager to a computer to track BG results, identify patterns and print reports for you and your healthcare team. A few things to keep in mind:

    • Make sure that the correct time and date are set on the pump then check the date and time on the diabetes manager
    • Open the software program and follow the instructions about how to download data. Make sure the software is ready to accept data.

    Let's now look at the steps involved in data transfer to a computer.

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  • Transferring data to a computer: step 1

    In this section, we focus on how to transfer data from the diabetes manager:

    • Position the infrared window of your diabetes manager opposite the infrared interface of the Accu-Chek download software, and prepare the software program for data transfer
    • For detailed instructions, see the user documentation provided with the software

    For safety reasons, you must transfer pump and meter Data separately. Click here to learn how to transfer pump data.

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  • Transferring data to a computer: step 2

    • From Main Menu, press Icon or Icon to select My Data
    • Press Icon to enter
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  • Transferring data to a computer: step 3

    • Press Icon or Icon to move to Data Transfer
    • Press Icon to enter
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  • Transferring data to a computer: step 4

    • The data transfer begins
    • When the data transfer is complete the "Data Transfer Complete" screen appears for 3 seconds and then the diabetes manager turns off.
    • When the storage capacity of the diabetes manager is full, the oldest values are deleted when newer values are added. In other words, the newest values replace the older ones.
    • The user documentation provided with the software should provide you with instructions of how to manage the data using the computer
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  • Quiz

    Once you have used a specific BG test result to calculate a bolus, you can add more information related to the meal.

    True or False.

  • Quiz

    Which screen is the Standard Week graph?

  • Quiz

    What does the Add Data screen allow you to do?

  • Good work! you now know how to manage your data. It’s time to move to the next lesson.

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