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By the Numbers: What to Look for in Phase 3

Phase 3: Master Time in Range

What am I looking for?

Time in Range (TIR) – Maintaining blood glucose between 70-180 mg/dL at least 75% of the time.

Where do I look?

Instructions for both Dexcom and Freestyle Libre users are below.

Dexcom Users: 

  • Download the Dexcom Clarity app to your smartphone and log in using your G6 email and password.
  • To monitor changes to your TIR:
      • Open the app and select 2 on the top bar. This will show two days of CGM data.
      • Observe bolded In Range Percent in the Time in Range tile.
      • Check your two-day TIR daily to monitor your progress.
      • Your TIR will improve as you reduce spikes and implement new glucose-lowering strategies.
      • Continue to use your G6 app to monitor spikes and observe how your actions affect your glucose levels.

To check your progress toward the phase target:

      • Open the app and select 14 on the top bar. This will show 14 days of CGM data.
      • Observe bolded In Range Percent in Time in Range tile.
      • The target is for your 14-day TIR to be 75% or greater.

See the graphic below for more  guidance:

How Clarity app shows you time in range for 14 days


Freestyle Libre Users:

  • Open the Freestyle Libre 2 app and select the menu icon in the top left. Select Time in Target 
  • Observe percentages of time within the 70-180 range.  
  • Check your two-day TIR daily to monitor your progress. 
  • Your TIR will improve as you reduce spikes and implement new strategies to lower average glucose.
  • Continue to use your FSL2 app to monitor spikes and observe how your actions affect your glucose levels. 

To check your progress toward the phase target: 

  • Open the app and select the menu icon in the top left. Select Time in Target and then select 14 days on the bottom of the screen.  
  • Observe percentages of time within the 70-180 range.  
  • The target is for your 14-day TIR to be 75% or greater. 

See the graphic below for more  guidance: 

What am I doing?

Observing

  • Use the Dexcom Clarity app to observe how the dietary and behavior strategies affect your TIR
  • Write your thoughts and reflections into your journal

Actions

  • Add glucose-lowering strategies to your life, such as:
  • Use your G6 app to observe how these changes affect your glucose levels.
  • Once the 2 day Time in Range is over 75%, try to master 7 days then 14 days.
  • The target is for your 14-day TIR to be 75% or greater.
  • Connect with your Level2 Care Team through the Level2 app.

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