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: 215
Latest Activity: 7 hours ago

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 _Danny_ May 30. 2175 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 MM on February 23, 2012 at 7:52pm

Hi all. thanks for your comments. For calibrations, I did both Dex and MM at the same time, with same BG. I averaged about 3 calibrations / day. I had started Dex earlier than MM, so there was some 'advantage' for Dex ??.
MM never bounced back after yesterday's pic, so I stopped the MM sensor at 6 1/2 days. I plan to load the data to Dex / Carelink, and then download to compare, along with actual beter BGs. Hope to do that over the weekend. Maybe I'll start a new discussion, rather than posting here as comments.
And yes, I have a few more sensors, and will do again, with them both starting at the same time. Probably next weekend, when the Dex is due for a change.
My MM transmitter is now over 4 years old, and had been dormant for the last 11 months, and the sensors had expired, so quite honestly I had expected minimal success with MM. So was surprised that MM was comparable to what I remember it was, before Dex, and worth a couple more rounds of competition.

Comment by onesaint on February 23, 2012 at 1:51pm

So, I usually take a picture of my Dexcom with my phone, then text message the picture to my email, and lastly post it here. However, the text messaging picture thing hasn't been working these days, which puts a wrench in my scheme. Time to find a work around...

Comment by onesaint on February 23, 2012 at 10:48am

Minx, thanks for posting those comparisons! Pretty awesome stuff. So that we understand a bit more, what sort of calibrations have you been doing with each device? Keep up the awesome work!

Comment by Natalie ._c- on February 22, 2012 at 9:06pm

:-) to pup! But this is a LOVELY n=1 experiment that Minx can do for us, and I'm all eyes! :-)

Comment by jrtpup on February 22, 2012 at 8:18pm

+1 to Natalie!

Comment by Natalie ._c- on February 22, 2012 at 6:48pm

Minx, as long as you have extra MM sensors, would you mind doing this several more times? It is VERY instructional to all of us, I'm sure.

And I wonder if you could do it for a couple of consecutive days when you've started both sensors at the same time? That would subject them to the same 1st day settle-in period, and also show accuracy for the 3-day period that the MM sensor is certified for. Will ya? :-)

Comment by jrtpup on February 22, 2012 at 4:12pm

I woke from a nap today and had left my dex in the kitchen, arghhh! I woke up cause I could hear it beeping from the bedroom on the other side of the house. Instead of saying out of range, it said LOW - 50. Yeah, yeah. Did a FS and I was 54. It caught it by magic LOL

Comment by MM on February 22, 2012 at 4:05pm

Since there's such interest, here's today's side by side. However, I did start a new Dex sensor late yesterday, so I expected day 1 to be a bit off. MM is on day 6 (FDA approved for 3), AND it is a sensor that expired 11/2010, and leftover from when I switched to Dex last year. So that's why I was so surprised they were so close yesterday. Anyway, today's story is much different. Both were more far off most of the day, MM low, Dex high, but trends were ok. In this pic, MM is 95 double arrow down, Dex is 137 flat, and meter BG is 163. MM overshot a rise and went up over 200 (instead of 160ish) and now trying to correct. And Dex undershot the rise. Oh well. In March, my Dex will be out of warranty, so was hoping this would help me decide when the time comes, to stick with Dex, or switch back to MM.

Comment by Ralph on February 22, 2012 at 1:14pm

OCD?? Diabetes? Two monitors??? Love it! sounds so like normal behaviour to me! Regards :-)

Comment by Natalie ._c- on February 21, 2012 at 10:02pm

That's fascinating, Minx! My big complaint about the Medtronic is that so far, since last August, it has completely missed 5 lows in the 50's. Not a question of lag time -- it just didn't show them at all. And I'm not a happy camper. So I'm investigating getting a Dex. If I do, I was planning to do the same kind of side by side testing that you're doing. But first I need to see if I will actually even get one. Thanks for your clever thoughts! :-)

 

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