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: 221
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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 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 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

Comment by Terry on June 2, 2014 at 8:05am

Great job! I've had a bad run of BGs the last 24 hours, but you inspire me to get back into the game!

Comment by 2hobbit1 on June 2, 2014 at 2:46am

Doing the happy dance! Got my last A1C back and it was 5.4!

Thanks to all of you who have posted over the years and the info I found here in this group, I was able to get there without going low.

Comment by 2hobbit1 on May 27, 2014 at 4:39pm

The tslim lets you set a different basal rate, IC and CF for each time segment in a program/profile. The duration of action stays the same for all time segments in a program but can be different for each program.
It gives a lot of flexibility, I have been able to dial in my carb sensitivity variations through time of day, for me it varies a lot if I'm on my feet all day and hence more sensitive vs home and hanging out and needing more basal as well as a lower I:C. Since I have Dexter I can do those little tweaks when I see a pattern in a particular time frame. Some times it works better to tweak the basal rate while at other times its an I:C , CF that needs adjusted.
As I get things fine tuned I really don't need to think about much other than carb counting, and how do I want to correct for a misscount or delayed/persistent rise due to higher fat/protein. Some times I just add in a rapid bolus for an extra 5- 10carbs, other times I crank my basal up with temp rate for a few hours. Sometimes I do a combination. It will let me run a temp rate for as short as 15 minutes and as long as 70 hours at which point it will revert to the regular program.
Always run a 200% temp with site/cartridge changes or time off for showers etc.

Comment by Terry on May 27, 2014 at 4:17pm

I think I get what you're doing with the pump to accommodate your use of various insulin concentrations. When you say "program" you're actually referring to a basal profile. I s that right? I only use one basal profile but some people set up a few to cover things like "weekend."

My pump. however, only has one I:C setting and one ISF (insulin sensitivity factor). Does the t:slim "program" permit you to store more than one of those settings?

In any case, you know how to make that pump work for you and that's the only thing that counts.

Comment by 2hobbit1 on May 27, 2014 at 2:44pm

Argh!! hate auto correct!
That was get to the button for the rapid bolus feature.

Comment by 2hobbit1 on May 27, 2014 at 2:41pm

Terry, I think I can have 6 different programs set on pump at any one time. Each program can have 16 time segments. Changing from one to the other is a simple menus selection and activation step. But it is on an different screen than the dosing screens.
When you upload the pump data it lists the active program as well as all programs on pump. The tslim connect program let you see all of your historical data, so I can retrieve all of my U100 programs if I need to.
If I need to do a correction, all I do is enter BG reading and will get correction dose, can add carb amount and correction if needed. On thing I like Is to bolus by carbs before meal and then top up. It has a rapid bolus feature you can set for either a set amount of insulin or a set amount of carbs. Have mine set for 10 carb increments for the rapid bolus. Don't need to see pump to do it as long as i can get to the nutrition. Has a beep and vibrate pattern to confirm the dose you requested.

Comment by Terry on May 26, 2014 at 9:15am

You're right about the pump taking care of the math with adjusted I:C and insulin sensitivity factors. Sometimes I deliver a "normal" bolus while doing the carb math in my head. That would cause me problems with diluted insulin. I don't think, however, that I'll ever use anything but U100 insulin. I'm on about 35 units TDD.

Does your t:slim permit all these various dilution programs to be stored at the same time?

Comment by 2hobbit1 on May 26, 2014 at 5:33am

Terry, the only daily math I do is carb counting/guesstimation. Since the pump program is set up with modified IC/CF s based on the strength of insulin I'm using I don't need to do anything different than the rest of the D world. If I eat bkfast sandwich with 30 carbs on the label I dose for 30 carbs, don't need to make any adjustments for the U50, if I go to U100 for hiking days the same will be true. Since I use a larger volume of diluted insulin to get the same activity it lets me work around the tslim limitation on basal rate to get a lower dose if I need to,

Comment by 2hobbit1 on May 26, 2014 at 5:25am

Terry, the math is not done on a daily basis - just the once to set up a program, after that the pump does it all. Although I still need to translate for my pump team when I go in for visits.
Making U50 is simple - one vial of U100, one vial of diluent, two 5cc syringes, use the 2 syringes to take 5cc from each vial, then swap syringes and return to vials. It makes 2 vials of U50, they will keep in fridge for about a month and a half before starting to deteriorate.
As for lines, I just posted a line in 12-24 as well as roller coasters. Like the rest of us I have my good and bad days. I find I have the best success at getting a <100 average if I use 85 as my target. For some reason if I use endo recommended 100 as my target I get a 110-120 average. At this point they are not arguing with success, since I can get there with out many lows.

 

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