FLATLINERS CLUB

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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: 219
Latest Activity: yesterday

The most elite Diabetes club on the net ;)

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 Bambi yesterday

Yeagen, acidrock post so many informational post. I follow and have not posted myself in a long time although am getting the hang of flat lining. My endo was every impressed at my read outs. When it comes to placement of your unit it use my upper stomach just below the ribs and 3 inches from my belly button. One women I know has suggested her breast which I may try. Similar to you I'm extremely thin and limited on territory for placement. I can not even use my arms. My Dexcom has changed my life for my benefit, I am very insulin sensitive and can watch my trends and be alarmed in the night. Also as anidrock said it's a great teaching tool I would say get find a spot on that body and give it a chance.

Comment by onesaint yesterday

Clare, fantastic overnight. How did you widdle things down so tight?


Terry, totally agree about paying attention to the data. When I'm not diligently looking to keep an eye, things seems to drift even when I am strictly low carb.



Yeagen, you've got a place here as long as there is hope for tight control. That what flatliners is for me and hopefully others; a constant reminder that normal BGs are attainable. And, I love that it's here, because I forget that is the case sometimes.



AR, keep setting the bar high, you;re the poster child for this group. :)



And here's a 24 trend from yesterday. I pulled off Indian food for lunch (no rice and 1/2 a pathra with masala and curries), then home made thin crust pizza for dinner (mmm, cheese). You can see my not so expert carb calc for pizza. ;)
Be well, Ya'll.


Comment by Terry yesterday

Clare - Glad to hear you like Diasend. It's my go to site for D-data.

Comment by Clare on Sunday

Thanks Terry, I just managed yesterday for the first time to download both Omnipod PDM and Dexcom receiver to Diasend and am thrilled with the compilation report. Someone on Facebook gave me a license code needed to download the PDM and it was simple.
I think my endo will be happy to just have a simple, easy to read report when I see her in a December. It seems as though Diasend is on board with the Ambulatory Glucose Profile which organizes the data so it's useful.

Comment by Terry on Sunday

Clare - That 8-hour overnight flatline is a beauty! A SD of 5 is amazing. Yes, you do have your overnight basal rates set well. Good work!

I love all the data. It enables me to focus my efforts intelligently. Whenever I pay attention to the data, the numbers improve. When I get busy with other things and don't watch the data closely, my number drift and degrade. It's a law of some kind for me!

Comment by Clare on Sunday

Thanks ar for me the dexcom has removed the mystery. Now I know exactly what happens when I eat a bagel or go for a long bike ride. It shows the consequences of just about every decision I make. Sometimes that information can get a bit overwhelming and it is really hard not to blame myself when my blood sugar is higher or lower than I want. But I am working on it.

Comment by acidrock23 on Sunday

Nice work Clare!! Smooth sailing indeed!!

Re Yeagen and Terry's discussion. I think that the "customary wisdom" seems to downplay the benefits, "well, it's not that accurate" "you don't need to do it all the time" "another thing plugged in can be hard...", etc. but they don't play up how useful the data can be, particularly if you are inclined to "go for it..." and take your control into your own hands. It's getting > 200 tests/ day vs. maybe 4-7-10-12 BG tests. It doesn't replace them entirely but can provide a different picture.

A lot of times, for me, it can act as a "coach" in that knowing what I learned with it, I can make more informed choices that seem to have a higher chance of keeping my BG flat than I might if I were relying on the smaller data set provided by my meter.

Comment by Clare on Sunday

Here is my 8 hour flatline. SD of 5. I think I have my overnight basal rates dialed in :).

Comment by yeagen on October 15, 2014 at 11:35am

I have the enlites from medtronics

Comment by Terry on October 14, 2014 at 8:17am

yeagan - We're not very formal or exclusive here. I read many posts here and learned a lot before I ever posted myself. What CGM did you buy? I mostly wear my CGM sensors on the back of my arms. There's not much fat there but it seems to work well anyway. Good luck to you!

 

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