Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dexcom Software for the Mac!

So those of you that have a PC have been able to use Dexcom's software that came with the system when you got it. Those of us with a MAC haven't had such luck. Until very recently. They came out with Dexcom Portrait on the Web and it works with either MAC or PC. I was so excited to try it out because I hadn't been able to see more than the last 24 hours of data from my CGM.

It was so cool to be able to look at my average BG from the last 7, 14, or 30 days and see how often I was in range (70-180 mg/dL); it was 78% of the time. It also offered recommendations for changing basal rates based on patterns of lows during certain time periods. I occasionally have lows in the night that cause me to have to get up and correct them and this software pinpointed exactly what time period I was having this issue so that I could properly adjust my basal rate. I could never pinpoint the time that it kept happening because I was usually half awake when I'd get up and then later it was just a small dot somewhere between 12 am and 6 am.

I know I'm really late to the party on this but as a MAC user I've never been able to see this. I'm hoping to use this to keep a tighter control on my numbers and to help avoid as many lows and highs.

My last 7 days of the roller coaster life.

- Keep flying steady

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