Some of you may be familiar with Edward Tufte’s books or seminars on presentation of high-information-value charts and graphs. I’ve been a “fan” of his for nearly 30 years now and he even came and visited me at work once to see some of the tools I’ve developed. One thing he’s been pushing for a few decades now, is “Sparklines”, tiny almost phrase-like ways of looking at data. More about Sparklines here: https://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001OR
I have been dissatisfied my whole T1 lifetime (nearly 40 years) at first with urine test logs and then bg log sheets. I am so happy that a few months ago I found the “AGP” tab under my Dexcom G6 clarity and it shows the data so much more richly and completely than any log sheet ever did.
While I occasionally come here and gripe about Dexcom adhesive or Dexcom presoaking, the guys who did clarity and the graphical reports did it right. Look below… that is 4 weels of bg’s, measured every 5 minutes every day. Or over 8000 pieces of data. All shown using wonderful Sparklines on a calendar overlay. Edward Tufte would be very happy.