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: 217
Latest Activity: Sep 15

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 _Danny_ on September 15, 2014 at 10:03am

Great looking trend AR." slightly lower carb and persistent exercise", I like this combo a lot.

Comment by acidrock23 on September 14, 2014 at 6:32am
Thanks guys! That's all you can do!
Comment by onesaint on September 13, 2014 at 10:03pm

AR, you've struck a balance between a slightly lower carb woe and persistent exercise to consistently achieve outstanding BGs. It's pretty amazing. Keep fighting the good fight.

Comment by Terry on September 6, 2014 at 8:30am

Nice overnight line, AR. It's great when a solid overnight basal profile can tame a bumpy day. That makes for some good sleep.

Comment by acidrock23 on August 31, 2014 at 5:14am

Let us know how it's going yeagen!! I thought I posted that earlier but seem to have "whiffed". I had sort of an interesting day, I'd prefer to have avoided the AM turbulence but oh well, I got it smoothed out overnight:

Comment by yeagen on August 26, 2014 at 3:20pm

Thank you, Terry. I will try some of your ideas.

Comment by Terry on August 26, 2014 at 11:19am

Hi yeagen - Welcome to the flatliner's club. I prebolus about 45 minutes to one hour in the morning but always keep an eye on my CGM if I need to eat any earlier due to dropping BG. For other meals I prebolus about 30 minutes.

I use an extended bolus for every meal; an immediate one to cover carbs and an extended one to cover fat and protein. I eat a lower carb diet, usually < 70 grams most days.

I like to walk when my insulin is peaking, about 1-2 hours after taking my dose. This chops off BG mountain-tops. I'm retired, so this is easier for me than someone with other committments.

Comment by yeagen on August 26, 2014 at 9:01am

Thank you Acidrock.. Good info.

Comment by acidrock23 on August 25, 2014 at 4:13pm

Welcome to the Club!! Thanks for posting! Many of us are "around" but drift away so it's great of you to ask a good question! It sounds like what you are doing is exactly right!

I've found that aiming lower makes it easier for me to stay lower, if that makes sense. I try to spend as much time as possible in the 80-90 range so if something happens (food), I will be able to keep the spike to the 110-130 range. I also have a CGM, which makes it much easier. I also like to keep an eye on things and, if it looks like it might be going up, say 110-113 on the CGM, I might redline my basal to 200% to head it off and put a little bit more insulin in the mix. If it goes 110-113-115, I figure it's "done" and I just turn it off but if it goes 110-113-119, suggesting it's going up more steeply, sometimes it seems to help me keep it from getting carried away.

I also mostly do a lot less food corrections for minor "nudging" of BG that might be a bit low but is not messing with me too badly, like 5-10G of carbs instead of 15. This keeps me from flying up higher than I want to be and I think it also helps.

There's a doc I've run into on FB, Dr. Stephen Ponder, T1 since like 1966. He is very friendly (I'm also friends w/ his pet, Rango the Bearded Dragon...) but has a group called "The Power Within". He's conceptualized it as waves and is in the process of working on his book called "Sugar Surfing" which, I presume, will lay out a plan. He posts a lot of annotated CGMs showing things like "you can see my BG, here [arrow] is where I ate the Mexican food and here [arrow] is where I corrected..." that are pretty simple and easy to follow but he gets very good results, I think he reported a 5.4 A1C but is very lighthearted and fun to chat with in that environment. I think I figured out a lot of what he did but not shying away from little corrections where necessary is a big part of being successful and helps keep your BG flatter than if you pound things too much.

I do a bit lower carb than typical AMA dietary recommendations but am way above the low carb folks here. Not that there's anything wrong with either one but I think that you can work more carbs in if you want to, you just have to be aggressive in monitoring BG, correcting issues and "recycling" the data to change your dosing if it's warranted!!

Comment by yeagen on August 25, 2014 at 4:03pm

What are some of the tricks you have learned for keeping down spikes? I eat a vegan diet, bolus 10 minutes before eating and try to exercise regularly. T1 since July '13

 

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