This article assumes you have:
- A Tidepool account — You can create one for free at https://tidepool.org/signup.
Table of contents
- What is the Daily view?
- Navigating dates and times
- Adding notes
- Blood glucose readings
- Boluses and carbohydrates
- Basal rates
- Aggregate statistics
1. What is the Daily view?
Upon logging into Tidepool 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
- Insulin pumps
- Notes that have been entered from Tidepool Web, Tidepool Mobile on iOS or Tidepool Mobile on Android
This view lets you 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 — although, we do things a little differently for Medtronic 670G insulin pump data.
2. Navigating dates and times
There are three ways to get to different dates or times: by date navigation, quick browsing, or time range.
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.
For faster browsing, you can adjust the visible range of data by using the scroll bar along the bottom of the view.
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 — notes 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. 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:
- Click the "New Note" button to the far left.
- Click anywhere on the Notes bar to create a note at that time.
- Add notes on Tidepool Mobile on iOS or Tidepool Mobile on Android.
4. Blood glucose readings
On the left, you can see the scale for the blood glucose (BG) 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.
A "Linked" blood glucose indicates that the BG reading came directly from a BG meter device, either because it was linked wirelessly to the pump, or because the meter was uploaded to Tidepool Web.
In contrast, this is a "Manual" BG reading, originated via manual entry into the pump's bolus calculator.
5. Boluses and carbohydrates
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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.
Basal: Bolus Ratio widget
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.
Time in Target Range widget
The Time In Target Range widget shows the percentage of the time that the user's blood glucose was below target (red), in range (green), or above target (purple). This stat will take into account CGM data, as 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.
Average Glucose widget
The Average Glucose is the average BG for that same 24-hour period from either a CGM or BGM, which is selectable by the toggle above the stats section on the right.
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