A club to share your successful and not so successful trends (graphs) from your CGM or Glucose Meters....

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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 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


Started by FHS. Last reply by Aitrus72 Mar 3. 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 January 8, 2015 at 4:29pm

Good to read your comment, Ralph. I'm not sure what a mince pie is but I'll bet it's sweet and carby. Yeah, I'm amazed at what cutting a few carbs did for me. I went from the 40-50 grams per day down to 30-35.

I'm away on holiday now, so my challenge will be to not overdo what I eat.

Interesting to read that the Libre flash glucose monitor has its own set of drawbacks. I'd still like to try it. Did you "readng low" sensor straighten out?

Comment by Ralph on January 7, 2015 at 3:26pm

Lovely lines from you both and best of luck with the carbs 30g / day Terry. In general (for me) it really seems to work and after a while as per the comment below, the positive feedback of a flatline trace makes up for a lot of the loss of eating mince pies / bread etc! Over last few months I allowed some milk in my tea (us Brits and their tea eh?) and the <30g per day target slowly eroded just on something so (apparently) small! Gone back to a splash of double cream in my tea (so not the same!)and trying to tighten right up again for New Year so just smoked Dutch cheese and walnuts all day - wahey = back to tight control! Just put a new Libre in. For first time in all my sensors it is reading lower than actual BG showing 2.3 (41) where I am actually stable at 4.4(80) -just where I love to be! I usually put a new sensor in 24 hours early (but don't start it, instead continuing to use the old one to give the new one time to "bed down" whilst I continue to use the other arm sensor. The fact that the sensor therefore runs 15 days as it runs a whole day before I connect it to the reader does not seem to matter as it remains totally accurate on the last (15th though it thinks 14th) day. Why do we so love to get the sensors to do more than the formally designated limits!!?). However this time I only put this sensor in 7 hours early so perhaps it is still "warming up". Will sleep on it and see what gives tomorrow. Happy New Year to y'all

Comment by Terry on January 6, 2015 at 1:24pm

Making it stick

While making an initial change in habits can be exciting, making it stick and become a permanent change is the real goal. I'm only about 10 days into my low-carb 30 grams carb/day target; I'm shooting to make it to three weeks. I've found that if I can do something for three weeks then the chances of it becoming permanent increase a lot.

Yesterday's line wasn't as pretty as the day before but it's metrics were excellent:

98% Time in Range (65-140 mg/dl)

  0% Time low (< 65 mg/dl)

18     Standard Deviation

93 mg/dl Average 

I keep tweaking my basal rates to bring down the time spent low to < 5%. It seems to be working. It kind of goes against my grain to make changes based on one day's line. It's usually best to wait for a trend of at least three days to demonstrate a need for change. So, I'll try to be patient. 

Comment by Terry on January 5, 2015 at 8:46am

100% Time in Range

100% Time in Range (65-140 mg/dl, one data point @ 64, rounded to 100%)

    0% Time low (< 65 mg/dl)

    13   Standard Deviation

93 mg/dl Average 

In the last week of December I decided to consume fewer carbs each day, as low as 30 grams. I also started drinking my morning coffee black. I had been using generous amounts of heavy cream. I also did a 24-hour fast from dinner 12/31 to dinner 1/1. I intend to do one 24-hour fast each week.

Since then I've needed to dial down my basal rates with total daily basal insulin dropping from 20.8 units down to 14.1 units.

My dietary changes seem very small to explain that large effect. My control, except for time low, has been my best yet. Once I find my match for basal needs I expect my time low to fall below my 5% goal. With 0% low yesterday, it looks like I'm nearing that match.

It's been an interesting start of the new year.

Comment by Terry on January 4, 2015 at 5:23pm

Congrats on resisting the banana walnut french toast! For me, watching a CGM trace gives me extra motivation to forgo some of the carby sweet temptations.

Comment by Terry on January 4, 2015 at 5:07pm

Great line and good numbers, Clare! I'm working on a 99% TIR day today but I need to finish strongly.

Comment by Clare on January 4, 2015 at 4:58pm

Great job Terry, I had a pretty good day today was well.

97% Time in Range (70-150)
3 % Time Low (< 70 mg/dl)
16 Standard deviation
93 mg/dl average.

Comment by Clare on January 4, 2015 at 4:55pm

It did include a brunch as well with some really tempting carb choices. I didn't succumb to the banana walnut French toast though.

Comment by Terry on January 4, 2015 at 4:03pm

83% Time in Range (65-140 mg/dl)

12%  Time low (< 65 mg/dl)

26 Standard Deviation

94 mg/dl Average 

Comment by Terry on January 4, 2015 at 4:01pm

91% Time in Range (65-140 mg/dl)

 9%  Time low (< 65 mg/dl)

14 Standard Deviation

85 mg/dl Average 


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