MedtronicDexcomFreeStyle LibreTrend
Meaning
Glucose ValueActions to Help You Stay or Get in Range
Glucose rising >3 mg/dL/minHighTake correctional insulin if you have not already done so in the past 2 hours.
If you will eat, you can take your bolus insulin for your meal before you start eating; do not consume food, snacks, or drinks containing carbs until the trend arrow levels off.
Glucose rising 2–3 mg/dL/min (>2 mg/dL/min for FreeStyle Libre)In rangeYour glucose is fine right now but rising; check back in 15 minutes.
If you will eat, you can take your bolus insulin for your meal before you start eating; do not consume food, snacks, or drinks containing carbs until the trend arrow levels off.
Glucose rising 1–2 mg/dL/minLowYour glucose is currently low but moving in the right direction; check back in 5 minutes.
If you will eat, you can take your bolus insulin for your meal after you start eating; do not take your bolus until your glucose is out of the low range.
No arrowGlucose changing slowly <1 mg/dL/minHighTake correctional insulin if you have not already done so in the past 2 hours.
If you will eat, you can take your bolus insulin for your meal before you start eating; do not consume food, snacks, or drinks containing carbs until the trend arrow levels off.
In rangeIf you will eat, you can take your bolus insulin for your meal before you start eating.
LowYour glucose is currently low; to correct it, consume fast-acting carbs (usually 4 oz of juice or 3–4 glucose tablets); check back in 5 minutes.
If you will eat, you can take your bolus insulin for your meal after you start eating; do not take your bolus until your glucose is out of the low range.
Glucose falling 1–2 mg/dL/minHighYour glucose is currently high but moving in the right direction; check back in 15 minutes.
If you will eat, you can take your bolus insulin for your meal after you start eating; do not take your bolus until the trend arrow levels off.
Glucose falling 2–3 mg/dL/min (>2 mg/dL/min for FreeStyle Libre)In rangeYour glucose is fine right now but falling; check back in 5 minutes.
If you will eat, you can take your bolus insulin for your meal after you start eating; do not take your bolus until the trend arrow levels off.
Glucose falling >3mg/dL/minLowYour glucose is currently low; to correct it, consume fast-acting carbs (usually 8 oz of juice or 6–8 glucose tablets); check back in 5 minutes.
If you will eat, you can take your bolus insulin for your meal after you start eating; do not take your bolus until your glucose is out of the low range.