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.