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: 213
Latest Activity: Jul 17

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 _Danny_ May 30. 2175 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 Kate on May 12, 2014 at 7:49pm
Whoa! There is still life around here! I miss this gang :)
Comment by Terry on May 9, 2014 at 2:45pm

Thanks, onesaint. I remember that you've posted many great lines here. What I learned from people like you and Danny and AR is that this kind of BG control is possible. Before that, I had no idea that this level of control was within my reach!

Comment by Terry on May 9, 2014 at 11:52am


Would've been nice to continue on my great run of the last few days, but this is the evil D were talking about!

The arc of my overnight BG line was probably from a 1 ounce of macadamia nuts, a snack the evening before. I dosed insulin for the 4 grams of carbs but did not do an extended bolus for protein/fat. I worry about the overnight low it might cause. I think I will do the extended bolus for evening snacks in the future.

I had an open-face Starbuck's sausage sandwich, one muffin discarded. That comes in at 21 grams of carbs, 19 grams of protein and 28 grams of fat. I took 5.25 units of insulin immediately to cover the carbs and 4.8 units over 4 hours to cover the fat/protein. I pre-bolsed about 30 minutes.

One hour after eating I went for a 40 minute walk. My walk started at the top of the BG bump after breakfast, around noon. It appears that my usual dose for the Starbuck's breakfast was too much combined with the walk. I think my insulin sensitivity has increased recently. I will consider backing off on a few basal rates.

I had to eat 2 or 3 glucose tabs to treat the low around 2:30 p.m. You can see the glucose tab bump at 3:45 p.m. The BG line decayed again and headed for low territory again and I defended with about 3 or 4 glucose tabs just after 6:00 p.m.

I ate dinner at 6:15 and did a 15 minute pre-bolus. Dinner consisted of a 4 ounce hot Italian sausage and 200 grams of onions sliced and sauteed in coconut oil. Carbs = 24, protein = 24, and fat = 31.

Not too bad a day but I did spend 15% of my day < 70. My goal is < 5% with < 7% acceptable. My time in range (70-14)0) was 84% with and average BG of 97 and a standard deviation of 22. These last 3 parameters were all within my goals.

Comment by Terry on May 9, 2014 at 11:11am


Green stripe = 70-140 mg/dl.

I didn't keep detailed notes on this day. I backed off on my 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. basal rate by 0.1 units but still had a low soon after I got up. I treated with 2 glucose tabs.

I had my usual late breakfast around 11 a.m. I only went for a 1 mile walk that day, for about 20 minutes after breakfast. I ate dinner around 5:30 p.m.

Stats for the day were excellent: BG range 59-140. Time in range = 99%. Time < 70 = 1%. Average BG = 103. Standard deviation = 19.

Comment by onesaint on May 8, 2014 at 11:38pm

Terry - That is really something to be proud of. Well done.

Awesome notes as well. The ones about TAGing for protein remind me I need to do that! Keep it up.

@Danny; Your optimism is always refreshing. It helps me to remember no matter how bad today was, I have the option to make it better because tomorrow is always a brand new day of t1 diabetes.

@AR - you rock! Glad you've kept a lifeline (pardon the pun) in this place.

Comment by Terry on May 8, 2014 at 9:53am

Thanks, Danny and AR. I'm always amazed when I return to looking at my numbers more closely, that the mere act of watching tends to move them in a positive direction. Not to understate all the efforts I make to draw a good line but simply paying attention is powerful!

AR - I went to visit the Stephen Ponder FaceBook site. He's doing some amazing things with MDI.

Danny - Maintaining motivation in this endless struggle is the foundation on which all other efforts build. I think of the Greek mythical character, Sisyphus, tasked with forever pushing a rock up a hill, only to see it tumble to the bottom whenever he nears the top. An apt metaphor for the act of controlling blood sugar. Getting right back to work after failing is so important, yet so hard.

Comment by _Danny_ on May 8, 2014 at 8:18am

Well, this group was originally created to share both good and bad trends (if anyone has a better choice of words, "good/bad" please feel free to share, lol). So here is my BAD trend, ha!

Besides my BAD trend, yesterday was a great day. I felt wonderful. Here's a brief summary of my day... I exercised in the morning (walked)... ate a terrible breakfast, lunch and dinner. All three meals were fast food, and not good choices either (rice, fried crap, potatoes etc..).

Yesterday is done, today is a brand new day of t1 diabetes, and I think it will be a good day? You know why? Cause I'm going to make it one!

Haha.. thanks for reading my rant...

Comment by _Danny_ on May 8, 2014 at 7:58am

Your trend yesterday Terry is down right amazing... great work! (standing up clapping)

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!

 

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