Reading Your Reports
Once you are signed in to CareLink software and have uploaded your data, you can generate a variety of reports. These charts, graphs and tables help you and your healthcare provider uncover patterns and understand your diabetes management better than you can with meter software and logbooks alone.
New CareLink Software Pro Reports
Original CareLink Software Reports
- Data Export (CSV) Report: Tools for exporting data out of CareLink software into other programs. Exports the data from CareLink software to other programs to allow for more detailed analysis.
- Daily Summary Report: Shows sensor readings, sensor alerts, basal and bolus insulin delivery, and carbohydrate and exercise levels for one day. This report helps you identify the cause and effect of high and low blood glucose (BG) episodes.
- Data Table Report: Lists all collected information (meter, sensor, insulin, settings, alarms and logbook). This report helps you to better understand information in other reports.
- Device Settings Report: Shows device settings for a particular time and day. It helps in understanding other reports or simply in documenting your pump and CGM settings.
- Logbook Diary Report: Intended to look like a standard logbook, displays BG readings, carbohydrate entries and boluses grouped by periods in the day. This report helps you review past treatment decisions to understand possible areas for improvement.
- Modal Day Hourly Report: Displays BG readings over a period of time and groups them by the hour of the day. This report shows you patterns in BGs related to the time of day, as well as an overall summary of BG readings.
- Modal Day Periods Report: Displays BG readings over a period of time, grouping them by periods in the day. This report shows you how well your glucose stays within target ranges at certain periods of the day.
- Sensor Daily Overlay Report: Shows 7 days of glucose sensor readings all in a single chart. Each day has a different color tracing so you can easily tell them apart, making it easy to identify recurring patterns from day to day and even hour to hour.
- Sensor Overlay by Meal Report: Shows sensor readings and glucose averages around pre-set meal periods (breakfast, lunch, dinner). This report shows the effects of food, bolus insulin and pre-meal glucose levels on post-meal control.
- Sensor Weekly Logbook Report: A table of sensor and logbook information broken up into pre-meal, post-meal, evening and sleep periods.
- Quick View Summary Report: Provides a summary of insulin delivery, diet and exercise, and glucose levels. This report provides a "snapshot" of how you are delivering your insulin, which is helpful for uncovering problems.
Did You Know: You may not have access to all of these reports depending on the device you use. But if you become overwhelmed with the amount of reports available, start with one at a time! We recommend the Quick View Summary Report to start.
There is a link near the top right of the reports screen, called Understanding My Reports. When you click this link, CareLink software will display information describing the report you generated. Also, where appropriate, it explains what to look for in the results.
Generating & Viewing Reports
Reports are displayed in PDF format. They can be viewed online, saved, printed or emailed. You can share your reports with your healthcare provider to help them decide whether and how your treatment regimen should be adjusted. Reports can be generated one at a time or in batches. Batch reporting allows you to choose a group of reports you would like to see and generate them all at once.
Select a report from the menu on the left-hand side of the screen. Select the date or date range for the report and click the Go button. Your report is displayed as a PDF file in a separate window.
To save your report, click Save a Copy on the toolbar. Type a name for the report in the file name field and click Save.