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Ambulatory glucose profile & flash glucose monitoring

Ambulatory glucose profile & flash glucose monitoring




May 15, 2015


April 21, 2016

Program Description

This CPD module is centred on a new approach to reporting glycaemic data that provides for each patient a profile of their 24-hour patterns, and where and when their management strays outside of their targets for glucose control. This is the ambulatory glucose profile – or AGP.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Understand the concept of the modal day, whereby glucose data are collected over several days or weeks, and are then analysed as if they occurred within a single 24 hour period.
  • Review the 5 distribution curves in an AGP that are drawn from the aggregated glucose readings. These are: the median line; the 25th to 75th percentiles and the 10th to 90th percentiles.
  • Know that a panel of UK and European diabetes experts has evaluated AGP and agreed that it can be an effective standard for analysing glucose data in diabetes management and can also help people with diabetes understand the interaction between their condition and their everyday living, especially with insulin use.
  • Understand the traffic light system for risk of low glucose; the median curve and how often it is above or below the target range and the variability below the median.
  • Review the components of flash glucose monitoring technology, which continuously measures and stores glucose data via a small disposable sensor worn on the back of the upper arm, for aggregation in AGP reports.
  • Credit



    Learning Credit(s)


    Initiated, funded and reviewed by Abbott.
    Date of preparation July 2015; ADCMDP150013f(1)


  • Su Down, Nurse Consultant for Diabetes and Clinical Lead for the Intermediate Diabetes Service in Somerset
  • Dr Mark Evans, Clinical Lecturer and Researcher at The Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Physician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

  • Exam author
  • Dr Rob Brines, Medical Director, Bite Medical Consulting
  • Instructions

    This is an industry-supported learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.0 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.


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