A “Typical” Day’s Blood Sugars

I always wondered what an “average” day’s blood glucose looked like. Now I know.

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2 Responses to A “Typical” Day’s Blood Sugars

  1. Sara says:

    It’s interesting to me that the sensor line is basically just a less freaked out version of the BG checks.

  2. Jeff Mather says:

    Exactly! … which makes me wonder if I shouldn’t be looking at the median of the values instead of the mean. Actually, I could use a box plot.

    BTW, what you’re looking at here is the average of all my BG readings and sensor values, binned for each hour of the day. I pulled it from two months of data, and it includes both weekdays and weekends, which are quite different in my diabetes world. There are many more sensor readings in each hour than BG values, which helps explain that graph’s relative smoothness. The low sampling rate overnight of BG tests is probably why it looks so jumpy. (I take very few overnight fingersticks.)

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