Viewing Your Data - Daily View

1. What is the Daily view?

Upon logging into Tidepool on the Web, you can access the Daily view by clicking on the "Daily" link in the header at the top of the page. 

The Daily View will display data from four types of devices: blood glucose monitors, CGM, insulin pumps, and notes that have been entered from Tidepool on the Web or from your smartphone entered using Tidepool Mobile on iOS or Blip Notes on Android

This view is intended to allow you to see interactions between insulin delivery, carb ingestion, and blood glucose levels. In the example above, you are seeing data from an Tandem t:slim X2, a OneTouch Verio IQ blood glucose meter, and a Dexcom G5 CGM. Regardless of your device, your data will look the same in Tidepool, we do things a little different for Medtronic 670G insulin pump data, click here to read about how we visualize data from that device.   

2. Navigating Time and Day

There are three ways to get to different dates or times. 

1. You can go backward and forward in time by using the date navigation arrows in the header bar.

The single arrows will move the date by a single day, and the arrow with the line will move you to the end of your data. 

2. For faster browsing, you can adjust the visible range of data by using the scroll bar along the bottom of the view.

3. If you want to move the time range that is visible a few hours backward or forward, click anywhere in the background of the data field and drag towards the left or right. 

Please note: If you recently uploaded data to Tidepool and do note see your recent data, click "Refresh" in the lower left hand corner of the page to reload your view.

3. Adding Notes

You can create notes to add more context to your diabetes - it can be about an event, food you ate, or a goal you set at your last visit with your clinician. The note will appear in the timeline next to the Add Note icon, along with notes you enter from Tidepool Mobile or Blip Notes. You will also see any notes that have been added by those you have invited to view your data in this field. 

There are three ways to add notes.

  1. You can click the New Note button to the far left: 
  2. You can also click anywhere on the Notes bar to create a note at that time.
  3. You can add notes on Tidepool Mobile on iOS or Blip Notes on Android. . 
You can hover over a note to see what it says:    
You can click on notes to edit them, or to add a comment. 

4. Blood Glucose Readings

On the left, you can see the scale for the blood glucose values. CGM data, if present, will appear as a collection of tiny dots that form a line. For values above 180, the line will be purple. For values between 80 and 180, the line will be green. Below 80 it will be red.  You can change your target ranges to different values if you prefer.
The coloring also applies to the larger circles that represent blood glucose finger checks. When a value is on the edge of the low boundary, or the high boundary, then it will appear as an empty red or purple circle respectively. 
Using your mouse to hover over a portion of the CGM line will show you the CGM value at that time. Likewise, hovering over a larger BG dot will show you the value, and it will also show you more information about where the BG originated:
A "Linked" BG indicates that the BG reading came directly from a BG meter device, either because it was linked wirelessly to the pump or the meter was uploaded to Blip. 
In contrast, a "Manual" BG reading originated via manual entry into the pump's bolus calculator.

5. Boluses and Carbohydrates

The scale, in units, is to the left. Along the x-axis (time) you can see all of the insulin delivered in bolus form. Using your mouse to hover over a bolus will show you more information. Here you can see a normal bolus that was created without using a bolus calculator: 

Calculator Bolus. This second bolus shows a bolus calculator bolus with carbs included in the calculation. The carb count appears in a yellow circle above the bolus. To see the linked BG reading, look above the bolus for the nearest large circle reading in the blood glucose field. 
Extended Bolus. Here is an extended bolus. Note the blue tail extending to the right of the bolus marker. Its height relative to the bolus bar indicates what % of the insulin was extended. The length of the tail indicates the duration of the extended portion of the bolus.  
Bolus Suggestion Overridden. Here is a bolus where the suggested insulin delivery was overridden. The second image shows the corresponding blood glucose reading that is displayed in the Blood Glucose field directly above this bolus.
The solid line in the bolus represents the amount of insulin suggested by the pump's bolus calculator. The blue extending above that dark blue line indicates that more insulin was delivered than was suggested. Here are two more images in which the suggested bolus was overridden. The first shows a bolus when less insulin was delivered and the second shows a bolus when more insulin was delivered:
Please note that the blue above the line will either be dark or light. Light indicates suggested delivery that was not delivered, whereas dark indicates insulin that was delivered over the amount suggested. You can also see an arrow on the blue dividing line itself: 
Interrupted Bolus. An interrupted bolus will display a line similar to an overridden bolus. It will always be red to represent that the delivery of insulin was interrupted.

6. Basal Rates

The Basal Rates area shows the scale on the left in Units per hour. It displays an area shaded blue for delivered basals and uses a dotted line to represented scheduled basal rates that were not delivered due to a temporary basal rate. Using your mouse to hover over any of the areas will give you more information. 

Here you can see a basal rate that was delivered as scheduled:

Here is a temporary basal rate that is less than the scheduled amount, followed by the text you'll see when you hover: 

Finally, a pump suspension can be seen as follows: 

For insulin pumps with an automatic basal suspend feature like Basal-IQ or Medtronic's Predictive Low Blood Glucose Suspend (PLGS), your basal section will show flags for automatic basal suspensions indicating where they start (S), and when your normal basal rate resumes (R).

7. Aggregate Statistics

Each statistic shows information about the 24-hour period shown in the Daily View fields above. If the stat is gray, this is due to a lack of necessary information to complete the statistic.

The Basal: Bolus Ratio widget shows how much insulin is delivered via the scheduled basal rate versus insulin taken as a bolus. In order for this stat to populate, the basal data must be continuous for the twenty-four hour period that is visible.
The Time In Target Range widget shows the percentage of the time that the user's BG was below target (red), in range (green), or above target (purple). This stat will take into account CGM data so long as 75% of the total number of possible CGM readings in a day are present. Blood glucose meter readings are taken into account so long as there are at least four readings in the twenty-four hour period.

The Average BG is, well... the average BG for that same 24-hour period.  This stat will take into account CGM data so long as 75% of the total number of possible CGM readings in a day are present. Fingersticks are taken into account if there are at least four readings in the twenty-four hour period. 

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