There it is, very nice. It must have been "user error"?
This is my first post (to anywhere on tudiabetes!) so forgive me if I mess it up--and moderators, feel free to remove/relocate as necessary! Since the start of the new year I've been working on getting a "flat line" and this one, while not exactly flat, is the best I've been able to do over a 12 hour period thus far. The rise at the end, btw, was due to my breakfast at 7:30am. Wish I would have been able to take the photo before then!
Congrats on the first post Niko, hope we'll be seeing more from you! That's a pretty straight flat line. What are the upper/lower levels set for?
No post again from me today, it's been one of the worst days I've had in ages, still have that residual headache from the climbs, plunges, and adrenaline-generating lows ;(
I had to check the settings to see what the upper/lower settings were at. They were set for 80-200 but I just reset them at 80-180. I've definitely had the rollercoasters, so I was pleased to see that everything fell within the two lines regardless of how far apart they were! :-)
That's definitely not a rollercoaster! Well done.
Good job, Niko!! I don't think the width of the lines is as important as the consistency, which you definitely have! When you can generally run a consistent line, then you can think about ways to get it lower. And the 157 after breakfast isn't so bad, either -- it's not a huge rise. Again, if you had started lower, you wouldn't even have gone that high. So you deserve a big pat on the back! :-) W00t, w00t!!
here's one on my Nav - as flat as I have ever managed I think. Stayed at around 4.6 (83) nearly 24 hrs. The fingerstick at the end (the cross shape when the sensor had finished) was higher at 5.0 (90). One of those days where busy so not eating much - often works for a flatline!
Running on v few carbs (prob ~20 per day so most insulin I take is for protein / chinese restaurant effect) does seem to cause a high (physiological rather than pathological) insulin resistance. The only way to adjust this is probably to exercise strongly like Dr B does. I have tried instead adding 10 g carb to a couple of meals (a small amount of rice or sweet potato) which possibly reduces the insulin resistance a bit?? i.e. I need no more insulin for the meal and perhaps I am more sensitive to the occassinal tweak doses I take?? Perhaps it is such a small extra amount (even tho it at least doubles the amount of carb I take) that it has no effect?? Not sure but the experiments continue!
Holy mackerel! That is as flat as a trampoline! Well done, Ralph!
many thanks and congratulations on your recent pic on the other thread. I hope you are (all!) doing well!
Nice job Ralph! I'm not sure how to answer your questions about very low carbs as I've never done that.
Wow Ralph, that is one insane flatline! Well done!!
I eat low carb and find when I do eat fast acting carbs the effect is more intense than I recall it being when I ate a high(normal?) carb diet.
You're saying you get a high from protein post meals, correct? I have noticed the same and do (when I can) square boluses to correct. Although, they don't always seem to work. Exercise just in general may be the key. Look at Acidrock!