G5 MOBILE CGM
WAVESENSE JAZZ WIR
A nifty little number, the Wavesense Jazz
meter now comes in a wireless version
with its own app which you can use the
AgaMatrix Diabetes Manager App to track
health-related data, including glucose
results, carbohydrates, insulin dosage
and even your weight, should you wish.
You can also tag your glucose, insulin,
or carb entries with the associated meal
time, or add a custom note to yourself
so you can better understand your data
when reviewing it later.
There is a timeline view in the app that
helps you to spot trends, the more you
track, the more you can visualize trends.
You can view data over the course of a
day, week, or month in the Timeline. The
Logbook (a horizontal view) provides a
convenient, traditional format for reviewing
glucose readings. Glucose readings are
organised by time of day and meal tag.
Colour coding makes it easy to identify
highs and lows.
A pre-formatted email can be sent
direct from your phone and includes your
colour-coded glucose logbook as well as
statistics for insulin, carbs and weight.
Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose
Monitoring System is comprised of a
sensor worn on the body, a transmitter on
this sensor and a smartphone app (or you
can use the CGM receiver). Either choice
of display will display your glucose trends
in vivid colors so you can easily see when
it's high, low or within range.
CGM shows you more about your
blood glucose than a meter can. A
blood test gives a number for a single
point in time (like a snapshot photo),
CGM provides glucose information that's
more like video and not only shows
where your glucose is at present, it also
indicates where it's going (trending up
or down), and how fast it's getting there.
The big news with Dexcom G5 Mobile
is that it's been passed for use without
needing to do confirmatory (often referred
to as fingersticks), for daily glucose
management decisions (although at least
two blood tests a day are required for
calibration purposes). However, you are
well advised that should your glucose
alerts and readings not match your
symptoms or expectations, you do an
old-fashioned blood test especially before
dosing up on insulin.
Via the app, Dexcom's G5 can send
alerts directly to your phone when you're
heading too high or too low (these can
also be customized to appear as a text
message, allowing for additional discretion
and privacy). Through secure wireless
connections it can also allow remote
viewing of your glucose levels and data
to other people compatible smart device
(partner, parent, HCP). There's also 24/7
support available online and by telephone