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wider. But by 2pm, there is less variation

so the bands there are not so wide.

Moving on to 4pm though and the band

has become wider again, showing a bit

more variability which lasts through to

6pm. In this example, the most variation

is showing from 8pm to midnight. It's

usual to see more variability in the evening

when people eat, relax, they might go out,

they might sit at home in front of the telly,

therefore you get a much wider variation

in that period but it's still a normal range of

variation for what they are doing.

Little tweaks

Working in tandem with his diabetes

patients, these downloads are a useful

tool for exploring aspects of control.

Jennings says, "When I'm with the

patient we may just discuss their results

and not necessarily tweak much. I prefer

to encourage people to make just one

change at a time in order to improve

control as well as improve understanding.

Looking at the dark blue line, the median,

might help us make changes to insulin

doses because if the line shows a

downward trend afterwards then you

might be taking too much.

"With this kind of data downloads,

as well as checking the reader's screen

throughout the day, can help with

behaviours, such as overreacting to a

high blood sugar. You might see that if

you take insulin at mealtime it then has to

play 'catch up' with your food absorption,

so you will see your blood sugar will be

high an hour later. Often people put in

continued over

Peter Jennings works as a Senior

Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University

(NTU) and as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse

(DSN) at the University Hospitals of Derby

and Burton. He specialises in educating

people with diabetes about Technologies

for Type 1 Diabetes such as Flash

Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Pump

Therapy. Peter also provides training and

support to healthcare professionals about

how technologies can help to alleviate the

burden of living with diabetes. He can be

reached on Twitter @peterjjennings1 or

email peter.jennings@ntu.ac.uk

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