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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: 222
Latest Activity: 3 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 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 acidrock23 on May 7, 2014 at 9:22pm

Great line and great annotations Terry! If anyone is on FB, you might follow Dr. Stephen Ponder's page "the power within". He is a T1 Ped Endo who shares a lot of his own dexcom lines. MDI w/ Dexcom 5.4 A1C the last time I recall he posted it is plenty of bonafides for me. Eats Mexican food and shares the solution (insulin,LOL...) too.

My lines have all sucked ass lately so I won't bother you with them. DP and all day rollercoastering. This week, it has gotten in the way of some workouts although I realized I blew through my last two or 3 "rest weeks" and maybe need to take a week of chiller exercises. DP is fierce so I correct it, it resists, I correct it more, then run out of time in the AM, start working out and go 20 minutes before my BG crashes out and I just bail out. $#%&.

Comment by Terry on May 7, 2014 at 7:47am

This is yesterday's line, about as good as it gets for me. It's amazing how a few tweaks to my 10 p.m. to midnight basal rates took me from a few periods of lows and lots of sustained hyperglycemia.

The green strip is 70-140 mg/dl.

I ate breakfast at 11 a.m. and took my insulin 40 minutes before. I had scrambled eggs made with heavy cream, tomatoes, onions, and peach mango salsa. I dosed 5.2 units immediately to cover 18 grams of carbs and 1.9 units extended over two hours to metabolize 8 grams of protein and 24 grams of fat.

When the BG line started climbing after breakfast I went for a 40 minute walk at noon.

My dinner was light and consisted of 1 cup of full fat yogurt and 100 grams of blueberries sweetened with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. I took 4.35 units of insulin immediately to cover 26 grams of carbs and 0.9 units extended for one hour for the 9 grams of protein and 10 grams of fat.

Notice that the Dex line was running at little lower than my fingerstick BGs in the late afternoon and evening. My BG correlation on this Dex sensor has been good but not excellent.

I spent 98% of my time in the 70-140 range with only 2% under 70. My average BG was 94 and the standard deviation of 13. If only I could do this every day!

Comment by Terry on May 7, 2014 at 7:26am

I haven't noticed any BG changes due to supplement use but I don't take zinc and rarely use ibuprofen. I have, however, seen stress send my BGs higher.

Comment by janhp on May 7, 2014 at 6:56am

Has anyone else noticed how certain suppliments affect the trends. For me zinc will put me in a low that I have trouble getting out of and I also notice ibuprofen will also lower my glucoses. Then there is always stress that puts me into a constant high!

Comment by Terry on May 6, 2014 at 11:10am

This is typical of what I've been trying to fix for the last week.

First of all, the green stripe is 70-140 mg/dl.

This 12-hour period runs from about 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. the next day.

As you can see, I went low at 11:20 p.m. for 40 minutes, bottoming out at 45 mg/dl. This low caused the all-night rebound that topped out at 194 mg/dl.

At 1:40 a.m. I took a 1 unit correction and at 3:25 a.m. I took another correction of 1.5 units. Notice the gently sloping BG line after it topped out. I believe that this shows the combined effect of the correction insulin and the gently receding counter-regulatory action (liver and counter-regulatory hormones) started by the before-midnight low.

Although I was awake and fully aware of the morning low at 7:45 a.m., I conservatively ate only one glucose tab at a time, letting about 10-15 minutes elapse in between. I did this because my experience has shown that it's easy to over-treat a low and get an exaggerated rebound on the other side. But in this case, my conservative glucose tab treatment failed me and led to 30 minute low, bottoming out at 56 mg/dl.

This in turn led to multi-hour afternoon high that topped out at 198 mg/dl.

I finally fixed this whole sequence of events by backing off of my 7:00 p.m. to midnight basal rates by 0.1 units/hour. I originally had two basal rates running, 0.6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 0.5 from 10 p.m. to midnight. I dropped the basal rate by 0.1 units for both periods but also started the last period at 9 p.m. instead of 10 p.m.

It took me several days to finally fix this problem. The key was concentrating on fixing the 10 p.m. to midnight low. Sometimes it takes a day or two for the fix to "settle in." I find that my metabolism has 24 hour memory, and all things being equal, will tend to repeat the trend from 24 hours prior.

I woke up this morning and found that my BG was essentially flat overnight, ranging from 69-99 with an average of 85. Now the challenge is to see if I can repeat this tonight!


Comment by Terry on May 4, 2014 at 4:34pm

Hi Danny - I eat 50-70 grams of carbs most days. I eat a late breakfast around 11 a.m. and dinner around 6 p.m. and maybe one or two small snacks. That's been the biggest factor as I see it. I walk 2-4 miles every day, about 40-60 minutes. I use a pump and use TAG for every meal.

By the way, I've been doing a lot of experimenting (posting and deleting on this space) trying to figure out how to best post my dex glucose reports. I was getting some large white spaces in the jpeg file. I think I know now how to work around it.

Comment by _Danny_ on May 4, 2014 at 4:21pm
Terry ... Beautiful line! Do you mind sharing what you're doing with the club? Exercise, low carb diet, pancreas transplant, ha! Etc...
Comment by _Danny_ on May 1, 2014 at 9:50am

Wow, nice trend Onesaint... you haven't missed a beat from 2/3 years ago, haha! Oh and thank you for the information on the iCab mobile/browser, very helpful.

Comment by onesaint on May 1, 2014 at 7:12am

Almost forgot. I had a low carb shake for breakfast, a Cobb salad for lunch, dinner was chipotle which is generally a salad and a crunchy taco. I've trying to limit my chocolate intake in the evening and upped my basal by 15% at night, per my doctor's orders which has led to some fairly decent overnights. But sometimes the magic works sometimes it doesn't. Hope you all are well.

Comment by onesaint on May 1, 2014 at 6:55am

You guys are inspirational. I thought I'd try a phone upload as well, but found I could only do it when I use icab mobile for iPhone and pretend its safari on as desktop.

 

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