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FLATLINERS CLUB

A club to share your successful and not so successful trends (graphs) from your CGM or Glucose Meters....

Members: 222
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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Below you will find FIVE different discussions to chose from to post your trends (Please do not post them on the main page)....

 

1. Flatline 12-24 hours (trends that you are proud to share).

 

2. Flatline 1-11 hours (trends that you are proud to share)

 

3. Rocky Mountains (low and high blood sugar peaks).- Days where we have very low blood sugars and the highest of high blood sugar peaks.

 

4. Rollercoaster- "lines that aren't flatlines, but aren't exactly Himalayas/Rocky mountains either" this is the in between area

 

5. What in the World? This is the area for those things that just are'nt right with your CgM trends.

 

Post your trends, don't be bashful. There's not many things better in a diabetics life than discussing glucose trends (good or bad) with other diabetics. Remember, the bottom line is this group is for support, not in anyway a competition.

 

 


Diabetes Forum

12-24 Hour Flatline

Started by Danny. Last reply by onesaint Sep 15. 2184 Replies

The below 24 hr trend is from Nate, a 15 year old type 1 Diabetic... with a little help from his mom Emily, they are achieving some of the most inspiring trends to date. A 15 year old producing 24 hr Flatlines??? wow! Need I say more?"WOW, a little…Continue

1-11 Hour Flatline

Started by Danny. Last reply by Terry May 29. 546 Replies

Kate, AKA Queen of the 1-11 hour Flatline area strikes again. She has managed to pull off a perfectly level 3 hour Flatline this time.... not an easy task to achieve. Good morning Sunshine indeed!Reply by Kate on May 24, 2011 at 4:44am"Good Morning,…Continue

Rocky Mountains (low valleys and HIGH peaks)

Started by Danny. Last reply by Terry May 18. 652 Replies

70-140 Range 11/14/2010 I had friends and family over and went a little crazy. I'm human! Does it look more like the Himalayas or Rocky Mountains? Hmm..  Post your not so flatline (low and high peaks) like photo's within this discussion. I…Continue

Rollercoasters

Started by FHS. Last reply by Terry May 28. 490 Replies

So, there has to be a category for lines that aren't flatlines, but aren't exactly Himalayas either. I thought, maybe, Appalachians, but I'm not sure if I'm even spelling the word correctly. How about just, 'Rollecoasters". Here's my attempt to…Continue

What in the world??

Started by onesaint. Last reply by Terry Jun 5. 153 Replies

This is the area for those things that just are'nt right. For instance from yesterday to today my Dexcom sensor has been off. If I fingerstick 100 the Dex says 180, if Im 150 the Dex says 260! So, the PG expression is "what in the world?" Normally,…Continue

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Comment by Ralph on Tuesday

Sorry about the delay to Terry's reply below. Some great lines appearing here in the meantime so congratulations to all for the work!
In reply to Terry, I do MDI (multiple daily injections basal and rapid for meals) not pump so have no pump basals to adjust or would do so for the reasons you mention. Originally I was on something like nearly 40U long acting basal injection (Levemir) but on low carb got this down to 3U morning and evening and now often miss night time dose using long acting Metformin at bedtime to try and control dawn phenomenon instead. For me, the Levemir starts after about a 4 hour delay so if I take it at 11pm I may start going lower 3-4 a.m. Best way to stop dawn phenomenon for me is 2U Levemir at 3 a.m! It kicks in by morning and stops dawn phenomenon totally so I can wake with sugar stable at 4.5 (81) or so which is great but I am not going to wake at 3 a.m. each night to do this hence the long acting Metformin instead. Perhaps I need a pump for this!
I think the reason I am going lower at midnight as you mention is that since getting the Libre I was having a lot of late evening meals as home late. Low carb meals but if I take no insulin I will rise overnight from the protein so I take 2U rapid or so with them but it is often ahead of the protein digestion so will drop me to about 3.5 (63). (Graph says 4.3 but my Libre (2 electrodes so far) over reads by about 0.8mmol (14.5)_. I am happy with this as am pretty sure it won't go lower overnight and as you can see I know as the protein digests it will rise again overnight giving quite good night readings. If I eat earlier in the evening I can control the dip better and be in the stable phase overnight which is the ususal plan!
I got my Libre on line - UK website. I absolutely don't know why it is not available in the US tho hope plans are there to introduce it (??). It is the same with Navigator, as you say developed in US, a fantastic accurate piece of equipment but again not available there. Perhaps someone can tell me why as it used to be? I heard it was something to do with intellectual property when Abbott first brought the company who made CGM and did not sort out the US paperwork fully so if they market Navigator in US may be open to some sort of challenge. (No idea if this is true - any comments anyone??). The Libre site also limits buyers to 2 electrodes per month or so apparently - perhaps to stop people stockpiling or sending them on?? Anyhow I hope you get to use it soon - once it has had a European trial! IT is not as accurate as the NAv and has no calibration but ease of use so far (and, as you say, the fantastic AGP) is great. Regards to all.

Comment by Hannah Hamlin on Monday

Hey! The results posted in this group are so inspiring. I've been recording some of mine in my blog. I'd love some insight. http://theketolifeblog.wordpress.com/ Thanks!

Comment by Clare on Sunday

Thanks Terry and yes, I have tried all sorts of pre-bolus tactics and in general I always walk a couple of miles after breakfast and lunch. Today I had tennis before a late afternoon snack.It's too cold to cycle in the winter but I am on the tennis team at my club so at least I still get to run around. Today I had to restart the Dexcom sensor (day 14) and swap out the Pod which expired at 10 a.m. It's always something though - the next 8 hours weren't horrible just not as good as the first 8.

Comment by Terry on Sunday

Nice line, Clare! Have you experimented with various pre-bolus times during the day? I've also had good luck with 30-60 minute walks after I eat. Do you cycle in the winter?

After a nice flat line two nights ago, last night I experienced a stubborn low for almost two hours. I ate glucose tabs two or three times, but the low wouldn't rise for a while. As a result I'm riding a 160-180 rebound line for the last several hours. BG corrections could well have been injected saline! Finally drifting down now.

Comment by Clare on Saturday

I think I have at the night time basal pretty much nailed. Min 93, Max 115, SD 5, I just wish the rest of the day was as good - but of course the daytime always requires carb consumption.

Comment by Terry on Saturday

Thanks, Kate.

Comment by Kate on Saturday
Looks great, Terry!
Comment by Terry on Friday

A pleasant overnight surprise

This line runs from 8:23 p.m. last evening to 7:48 a.m. today, an 11 hour and 25 minute stretch. The blood glucose ranged from 75-100 mg/dl (4.2-5.6 mmol/L).

I had a dinner of scrambled eggs and tomatoes about 6:00 p.m. yesterday and gave myself an immediate insulin dose of 1.75 units to cover the carbs and 1.5 units over 1.5 hours to metabolize the protein and fat. I also gave myself 2 units of insulin to account for my dessert of a chocolate covered macadamia nut.

I walked from 7:00-7:30 p.m. Interestingly, I also changed my infusion site at 9:30 p.m., something I ordinarily avoid so close to bedtime. I placed this site on my side/back above the belt, an unused area for me. I wonder how much of a role that fresh site played in my overnight control.

I've been making increases to my overnight basal rates over the last few weeks. I think I've found the right combination for now. How long will it last this time?

I don't see this every night, of course, but I like to celebrate the victories when they occur!

Comment by Terry on November 10, 2014 at 1:15pm

Ralph - Impressive 11/4 flatline! Your 4.4-6 mmol/L (77-108 mg/dl) target is narrower than my 65-140 mg/dl (3.6-7.8 mmol/L), an ambitious goal.

Your Libre ambulatory glucose profile (AGP) is illuminating. One of the reasons that I'm interested in the Libre is due to its integrated AGP report. It's one of the best ways, I think, to display data and make it actionable. Your median is within your tight target. Your 25th percentile, however, crosses your lower 4.3 mmol/L threshold between midnight and 3:00 a.m. That indicates a marked risk of hypoglycemia during those hours, if my understanding is correct. Do you have any plans to modify your basal rates leading up to this 12-3 a.m. period?

Your control on the upper limit is very good since you've set that threshold relatively low.

Thanks for posting the AGP report. I think this report has the potential to help clinicians as well as patients understand blood glucose trends and being able to see the bigger picture.

Keep up the great work!

Are you aware of any way for someone like me to buy a Libre system. Abbott UK has blocked internet access from IP addresses outside of the UK. Did your doctor have to prescribe it? How did you order it? Online or via the phone?

Comment by Ralph on November 8, 2014 at 2:03am

The Libre is fantastic in every aspect - except accuracy at present (which is of course the most important thing). Would be much easier to use than the Nav or fingersticks but on evidence of this first sensor it won't be able to replace them as tho the trend can be helpful, it is not reliable enough to tell me my blood sugar. Still, it is early days yet! Here is another report which seems to average all the days readings and put error limits on - a nice way of smoothing out the bad days to show an average!
Best wishes, R

 

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