Recommendations for standardizing glucose reporting and analysis to optimize clinical decision making in diabetes: the Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP)

Diabetes Technol Ther. 2013 Mar;15(3):198-211. doi: 10.1089/dia.2013.0051. Epub 2013 Feb 28.


Abstract Underutilization of glucose data and lack of easy and standardized glucose data collection, analysis, visualization, and guided clinical decision making are key contributors to poor glycemic control among individuals with type 1 diabetes. An expert panel of diabetes specialists, facilitated by the International Diabetes Center and sponsored by the Helmsley Charitable Trust, met in 2012 to discuss recommendations for standardization of analysis and presentation of glucose monitoring data, with the initial focus on data derived from CGM systems. The panel members were introduced to a universal software report, the Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP), and asked to provide feedback on its content and functionality, both as a research tool and in clinical settings. This paper provides a summary of the topics and issues discussed during the meeting and presents recommendations from the expert panel regarding the need to standardize glucose profile summary metrics and the value of a uniform glucose report to aid clinicians, researchers, and patients.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / metabolism*
  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring / standards*
  • Decision Making
  • Diabetes Mellitus / blood*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperglycemia / blood*
  • Hypoglycemia / blood*
  • Male
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory / standards*
  • Reference Standards
  • Software
  • United States


  • Blood Glucose