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: yesterday

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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 _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 Kelly WPA on April 8, 2011 at 6:28pm
I believe in the power of positive thinking Danny!
Comment by Kelly WPA on April 8, 2011 at 6:11pm
Then again Natalie, it could work out perfectly! Think positive.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on April 8, 2011 at 5:55pm
I'm doing a Danny! :-) I decided to have pizza tonight, just to be that way. I'm using a dual wave bolus for the first time ever, and gonna see how it works. It could be a disaster in either direction, but I definitely will learn something!
Comment by onesaint on April 8, 2011 at 10:29am
Agreed, Richard. Lower BGs with minimal fluctuations is the goal. =^)
Comment by Richard157 on April 8, 2011 at 9:50am
I use my scientific calculator in the statistical mode, and enter the data. Then I hit the SD key. Since I test at least 12 times per day, I have enough data to more adequately represent my daily BG control. Someone who tests a very few times per day would get a very distorted representation of their SD this way. Most diabetics do not know what a SD is, or else they ignore it since they do not realize it is important. We can have a very good BG average and A1c, but a large SD indicates a roller coaster control, and that can lead to long term complications despite the good average.
Comment by onesaint on April 8, 2011 at 9:39am
That was my point exactly. I think there is far to many variables in SD calculation for it to be taken too seriously. In the case of the MM, I dont have enough data, although the data is more accurate than the Dex. However, the Dex has a good amount of data to extrapolate a reasonable SD over the time given. Additionally, whats to be said for the inaccurate readings on both devices? This supports the thought that an accurate SD is quite illusive and an estimated SD is probably the best way to go.
Comment by Brian (bsc) on April 8, 2011 at 5:39am
I have estimated my SD for some time. My experience is that my blood sugar does not behave properly to be characterized with SD. I tend to have "outliers." I will have 90% of my readings be in a tight range and then some "real doozies." This means that calculating SD over a short time period (with few samples) can be markedly influenced by a single bad reading, but that over a longer period of time those outliers have less influence on SD because of the larger number of samples. Bottom line, you can't compare the SD of the MM and Dex over the same time span, the number of samples significantly affects the SD estimate.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on April 8, 2011 at 5:31am
Thank y'all for your explanations. Now it makes sense.
Onesaint, I couldn't find any pinhole in my computer, and I think they'll have to take it apart so going to the shop today. Gotta pay for stupidity, ya know! :-(

Helmut, the idea of non-diabetic, typical Type 2 and typical Type 1 cracked me up! As if anyone on this list is typical! Maybe we were all Type 2's and didn't know it before we got our CGMs?
Comment by onesaint on April 7, 2011 at 9:43pm
So I went home and downloaded the Dex and the MM to see what they said. The MM had a grand total of 103 readings over the last 14 days (wow really??). The Std. Dev. or SD was 29.

The Dex has 2,707 readings over the last 2 weeks (again wow really??) with an SD of 22. Thats a drop of 25% of the total MM SD. So, it seems SD can be widely effected by # of readings. Interestingly enough, the MM avg BG was lower than the Dex's.
Comment by Helmut on April 7, 2011 at 6:50pm
SD 10-15: Non-diabetic
SD 20-30: Typical T2
SD 50-60: Typical T1
Before dex my SD was in the typical T1 range. Now it is in the typical T2 range.
 

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