Ambulatory glucose profiling is an innovative sensor base technology which gives assessment up to 14 days of your patient’s hidden glucose patterns in the form of Ambulatory Glucose Profile(AGP) .It is a visual snapshot of a patient’s typical day , revealing patterns of glycemic variability , Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
It is a novel method of monitoring glucose variability. The small sensor is placed on the back of upper arm and can be worn up to 14 days . The sensor measures glucose readings every 15 minutes during the period and stores the which can be downloaded into the reader and report can be generated with hundreds of reading thus obtained.
Whilst we know how every hour and every day is different, your AGP is a simple and easy way for you and your healthcare provider to visualise your changing glucose levels. It is created through the data you collect using your reader over several days or weeks (minimum of 5 days). The software then aggregates your readings into a single 24-hour period, creating a view of ‘typical day’. Being able to see your data in this way allows you to identify times of day when your glucose levels fluctuate most from your target range.
The system offers the option to download software with a range of reports, including the ‘Glucose Pattern Insights’ report which includes a clear graph called the AGP analysis that you can use to spot patterns more quickly, review glucose patterns more frequently and identify areas to target with your Healthcare Professional as well as tracking progress independently.
The sensor lasts for up to 14 days.
HOW CAN AMBULATORY GLUCOSE PROFILING HELP MAKING GLUCOSE CLEARER?
An Ambulatory Glucose Profiling graph is created using the glucose readings collected over several days or weeks, but shown as though they all happened in 24 hours. You may also hear this type of information called Modal Day.
Lots of glucose data on one graph can be difficult to interpret, even for Healthcare Professionals. Instead of lots of data points, the AGP graph is shown as a clear group of lines which can help you to see:
Whether glucose readings are within the target range;
Whether there are patterns of hypoglycaemia, and if so, when.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Green Low No action required
Yellow Moderate Consider any factor which may have contributed to this reading.
Red High Consider any factor which may have contributed to this reading.
This avoids the need for multiple finger pricks, pain, calibration and accuracy issues.