Caleb is my second of three children. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of three in January 2007. He has used the OmniPod Insulin Management System since April 2007 and the DexCom Continuos Glucose Monitor since September 2009.
With the announcement of G5, Dexcom CLARITY reporting was introduced and I completely overlooked it. I assumed the enhanced reporting wouldn’t be available until I had the handy dandy new G5 transmitter in my hands.
I was looking for the new G5 app in the App Store, saw Dexcom CLARITY, downloaded it, logged in, got nothing, thought it didn’t apply to me, moved on.
Then I asked about the G5 mobile app in a TuD conversation and my eyes were opened!! I see now that Diabetes Mine caught it and reported on in in their original newsflash.
You can download this application on your computer now, and it’s Mac compatible – HUGE!!!!. Download data from your receiver and, just like that, a new world of reporting is open to you!
Go to your phone (iOS only right now), download the app, sign in to your account and a PDF report is generated. You can also generate a code to share info with others – specifically medical professionals. They can enter the code as a healthcare professional and view all your reporting, including summaries, trends, etc. Here is a USER GUIDE with tons of more detail.
I find this reporting so much more intuitive than the reports from Dexcom Studio. I loved having all the data and reporting that Dexcom Studio provided, but found myself using only the one hourly stats graph, and only going to the trouble (finding a PC) of getting it just prior to an endo appointment.
Dexcom CLARITY has a more streamlined feel and isolates data interactively for you right before your eyes. There’s less to manually sift through, but still all the data there and presented in summary or detailed format at your choosing. For example, it notes a trend of lows for Caleb after dinner – something I was aware of, but seeing it in front of me like that really makes me focus. This seems like friendly reporting that can be used with little effort, which means it has a greater likelihood of actually being used.
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