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:
At the end of this lesson you will know:
This is an example of the View Data screen on the diabetes manager. You will now see what all the different symbols mean.
The following image depicts the icons used to display your data in the View Data screen of the diabetes manager.
|BG Test||Displayed when information exists for this diary record regarding a BG Test|
|Meal Time||Displayed when information exists for this diary record regarding Meal Time|
|Carbs||Displayed when information exists for this diary record regarding Carbs|
|Health Events||Displayed when information exists for this diary record regarding Health Events|
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|
|Extended Bolus (not confirmed)||Extended Bolus (confirmed)|
|Multiwave Bolus (not confirmed)||Multiwave Bolus (confirmed)|
|Standard Bolus (not confirmed)||Standard Bolus (confirmed)|
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.
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.
Let's now learn how to edit 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.
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 to confirm and return to the View Detail screen.
Let's now focus on how to add 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.
Let's now learn how the diabetes manager reports 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:
Let's see how.
You can use the , , , and 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.
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.
This is an example of a BG Average report screen
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.
This is an example of a Trend report screen
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.
This is an example of a Standard Day report screen
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.
This is an example of a Standard Week report screen
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.
This is an example of a Target report screen
Let's now discuss how to transfer data from your Accu-Chek Combo insulin delivery system 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:
Let's now look at the steps involved in data transfer to a computer.
In this section, we focus on how to transfer data from the diabetes manager:
For safety reasons, you must transfer pump and meter Data separately. Click here to learn how to transfer pump data.
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