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: 220
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 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 April 30, 2014 at 9:14am

Not the best trend ever recorded... but surely not the worst. The spike yesterday morning was due to eating a high carb breakfast (which I'm super carb sensitive in the morning)... yeah, it consisted of two waffles and the real deal maple syrup. Besides that it was a decent day of Type 1 Diabetes. The blank spot is where I restarted my sensor. Oh, I also exercised  twice yesterday, a short morning walk and then another short walk after dinner. I know I'm all over the place here, but for dinner I had one cheeseburger and a small fry from McDonalds. :)

Comment by _Danny_ on April 30, 2014 at 9:05am

Wow! Great looking trend Terry! (clap, clap, clap)

Welcome Bambi. I look forward to seeing your Dexcom trends.

Comment by Bambi on April 29, 2014 at 4:40pm

I am not on a pump to date have the new Dexcom. , is difficult to find a site but my stomach to insert I'm so thin 5'5 102lbs up from 87 2yrs ago. To gain weight I must eat higher amounts of carbs than most diabetics although it is slowly working and my new endo. changed the amount of my insulins and times taken to help prevent crashes. With my past doctor I could find myself in the 30's. Today things are much better and this doctor under understands my issues I'm with now but still needing to work on not rollercoasting-those deep dives. I eat whole wheats, carbs that are healthy(cereal,sweet potato)lot's of veggies to balance my meals. Tonight zucchini lag. with Dreamfield pasta for example. I record everything I eat and all my insulin injections. Terry must agreed diabetes in not a spectator sport! Thank you for the welcomes!

Comment by Terry on April 29, 2014 at 9:44am

I didn't serve in the military but the concept of going back to "bootcamp" for my served me well a few years ago. I worked with Gary Scheiner, CDE, to get my basal program, insulin to carb ratio, and insulin sensitivity factor tweaked.

For three or four weeks I logged everything including BGs, food carb content, exercise, basal rates, and boluses. I found that the mere act of observing my BGs closely produced a positive outcome. I also learned that my insulin needs are a moving target. It seems I'm making slight basal rates changes every week. I think a lot of people believe that they're trying to discover the magic formula that works for them. Unfortunately, the magic formula is paying attention and making changes when needed. AR seems to be tweaking his pump a lot and it gives him great results. Diabetes is not a spectator sport!

Comment by Terry on April 29, 2014 at 9:28am

Bambi - Welcome to the concept of flatlining. The few lines I've posted here are the really god ones when everything is working. Don't get the idea that I do this everyday. This is what I shoot for, however.

The biggest single breakthrough for me was when I started limiting carbs in my diet. I also learned here how to dose for protein and fat. The combination of those two things make "flatlines" possible. Flatlines, of course, are not perfectly flat. But when I can get the BG variation down to gentle slopes of mostly sideways movement, I feel better.

Perhaps we can get more activity here. When I pay close attention to my numbers, things usually get better.

Comment by acidrock23 on April 29, 2014 at 5:08am

We were fairly active for a while a few years ago and things sort of drifted apart for whatever reason. Which doesn't mean that we can't drift back together, particularly if we post brilliant lines like Terry's and what we do to get them. Many of mine are, of course, cherry picked but I usually do a pretty decent job of staying on top of diabetes. My A1C has been in the low 5s since 2010, when I started using the MEdtronic CGM. The Enlites I started recently seem to do even better at tracking things but also seem to run out of gas (accuracy) on Day 6, leading to 18% of my data being whacked. I haven't figured out a workaround just yet...

If you're "sensitive", maybe you could benefit from some fine tuning of basal/ bolus ratios? I sometimes will let my dosing "drift" and run at like 60% basal, which I refer to a "running hot..." in which case the extra basal is always pushing me down. If I flip flop and turn up the bolus ratio (less carbs/ insulin...), it sometimes can turn that around. Or not.

Comment by Bambi on April 29, 2014 at 4:58am

Hi just joined there is so much I would like to get to understand about this group I have gone through some post but find they are out dated. I would like to find myself more flat lined but I am very insulin senitive and drop like a rock. Looking forwad to some help.

Comment by Terry on April 28, 2014 at 7:34pm

Green band is 70mg/dl-140mg/dl.

Comment by Terry on April 28, 2014 at 7:32pm

A little high overnight, 158. pretty good the rest of the day, Low of 67. Hypo's not a factor. Jury duty today, mostly sedentary.

Comment by _Danny_ on April 28, 2014 at 9:00am

70 mg/dl - 200 mg/dl (high/ low settings)

 

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