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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: 229
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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 Kim S. (onesaint) Jan 1. 2188 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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 Aitrus72 3 hours ago. 492 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 Kim S. (onesaint). Last reply by Terry Jun 5, 2014. 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 Terry on February 22, 2015 at 10:15pm

No-hitter!

Saturday, 2/21

It doesn't happen often enough but yesterday I was able to stay 100% of my time in my self-imposed range of 65-140 mg/dl. It got a little squirrelly towards the end of the day and I went out for a brisk walk at 8:30 p.m. to head off a line headed north and sure to cross the upper limit if I didn't quickly burn some sugar. Mission accomplished!

I met my daily goals 4/4 with a SD of 17 and an average of 106 mg/dl.

Comment by Terry on February 16, 2015 at 5:42pm

Yeah, AR, I think the first few iterations of the AP will persuade me to stay on the sidelines. "Medically sensible goals," I fear, will fall well short of its longer-term promise. An AP that delivers anything less than 80% time in range, 65-140 mg/dl, would be hard to adopt. I might let it take me through the night and then still drive in manual through the day until the AP gets its chops down. The "we are not waiting" grassroots movement will hold the manufacturers and the regulators feet to fire. They will be an irritating yet productive stimulus to move things forward for us.

Comment by acidrock23 on February 16, 2015 at 4:22am

It remains to be seen just how well the AP is set to do Terry! I suspect it will be set to a medically sensible goal, given the involvement of doctors in the design process! I think that might be a mistake however it still seems a bit too soon to know for sure!

Comment by Terry on February 15, 2015 at 6:11pm

Many ways to screw up

Saturday, 2/14

So, two days ago I adjusted my basal rate at midnight to counteract the post midnight dip in the BG line shown below. Instead of decreasing the basal rate by 0.1 unit/hour, I mistakenly increased it by 0.1 unit/hour.  Not an overly serious error and the consequences were small but it was an unforced mistake.

It just goes to show that there are many ways to screw up blood sugar control and a lesson in humility. Cognitive mistakes like this, with more serious consequences, is one of the things I fear as I age. I look forward to an artificial pancreas system that can play this game better than I!

Comment by Terry on February 14, 2015 at 10:51am

Good trend holds

Friday, 2/13

I enjoyed another good BG day yesterday. I made a basal rate change error in trying to flatten out the midnight to 2:00 a.m. depression. Instead of decreasing the rate, I increased it instead. More on that when I post today's line tomorrow.

I met my goals, 4/4:

98% Time in Range (65-140 mg/dl)

  0% Time low (< 65 mg/dl)

 16    Standard Deviation

 98 mg/dl Average 

Comment by Terry on February 13, 2015 at 3:44pm

Back in the zone

There are so many reasons why BGs go out of range. An infusion site goes stale early, a restaurant meal guess gone bad, or fighting a seasonal illness. Yesterday I was blessed with a great overnight start and was able to stay on track through the day. It was almost a "no-hitter," but I hit 64 mg/dl twice in the morning. 

I've been fidgeting with late evening and after-midnight basals. This overnight line shows I'm in the right neighborhood now. I am still experimenting with delivering a small "early" prebolus for my late morning breakfast. This one worked well but it's not been consistent on other days.

The middle part of the day's ragged line shows that this second-week sensor is starting to show its age. It's still tracking accurately, just shaky in its trace.

I met my daily goals 4/4:

99% Time in Range (65-140 mg/dl)

  1% Time low (< 65 mg/dl)

 16    Standard Deviation

 98 mg/dl Average 

Comment by Oceantragic / KevW on February 6, 2015 at 10:09pm

Hi Terry (and Kim), saw your comment about DexDrip. I was the first to build one in the UK and my blogs (http://bit.ly/circlesofblue and http://bit.ly/dexdripkev) have sparked off a lot of interest in fellow parents.
Happy to answer questions if you have any.

Comment by Terry on February 6, 2015 at 6:28pm

Hi Kim - I just got my dexdrip supplies. Now I need an android phone, soldering iron, and time to build. I wasn't as interested in the nightscout since there's no one I'd like to stream my data stream with. And the dexdrip is like the nightscout without cables and web presence. The open source cooperative nature of this movement provides a provocative stimulant to the private enterprise/regulatory game.

Will you be reporting your experience online? If so, where?

Comment by Kim S. (onesaint) on February 6, 2015 at 4:30pm

nice trend and new technique Terry.

The #wearenotwaiting tag comes up a lot these days. I've been building a dexdrip, http://stephenblackwasalreadytaken.github.io/DexDrip/
and a nightscout, http://nightscout.info/ the that tag seems to come up in all their documentation/FB group.

Comment by acidrock23 on February 6, 2015 at 4:26am

I ran into that DIYPS website yesterday in that thread and looked around at it too. I agree it looks promising! I also do the small preboluses, sometimes longer than 20-30 minutes, I'll have a beer or something while I'm cooking and bolus for like 15G of carbs so I can munch away while cooking and still go into dinner about where I want to be!

 

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