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 Natalie ._c- on April 9, 2011 at 10:02am
Headline: Good Experiment Ruined by Failed Sensor
But I can tell you an outline of what happened. First off, I was a pig and ate the whole thing -- 6 slices of a medium pizza. It wasn't as good as I remembered. SWAG: 6u up front to cover the carbs and square wave of 2u per hour for 6 hours. First 2 hours were perfect -- flat line around 90, as confirmed by finger stick at 103. Then the line continued good for the next 6 hours, ranging between 72 and 119. Then, at 8 hours, knowing that the square wave was finished, but still feeling food in my belly, and seeing the continuing flat line, I decided to do a fingerstick, and was at 172. Phooey! Tried to calibrate, but the sensor was dead. I then corrected, because nothing was going to bring that number down, and put in a new sensor. Had a 75 at 6 AM, but slept for a few hours and woke up at 114. Which is now 122 because I got vertical. And going to go about 50 mg/dl higher because I'm having my favorite big cup of tea with aspartame and half and half for breakfast.
Lessons learned:
1. Don't be such a pig!
2. Maybe I need an 8 hour square wave instead of 6 hours, although I don't know if it would have been OK if I had been more moderate.
3. A FULL stomach feels good every once in a while.
4. It was a lot of insulin (TDD 43.7u) but not more than what I've taken on other days when I've eaten full meals at restaurants. My usual dose when I'm eating low-carb at home is between 20 - 30u.
Close enough?
Comment by onesaint on April 8, 2011 at 8:59pm
When the mind sees mud, the mind is mud is what my Father always said. Think positive! Way to try something new Natalie! Agreed with Kelly, Im waiting for the trend photo! =^)
Comment by Kelly WPA on April 8, 2011 at 7:23pm
When I get up tomorrow, I expect to see a pizza SWAG flatline Natalie!
Comment by Natalie ._c- on April 8, 2011 at 7:18pm
Wish I had seen your example before I bolused, Danny! So I went with a SWAG (S stands for Scientific, LOL!). One hour into it, I'm holding steady, but we'll see what happens as the night wears on. Thanks to you and Kelly for your positive thinking! :-)
Comment by Kelly WPA on April 8, 2011 at 6:28pm
I believe in the power of positive thinking Danny!
Comment by Kelly WPA on April 8, 2011 at 6:11pm
Then again Natalie, it could work out perfectly! Think positive.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on April 8, 2011 at 5:55pm
I'm doing a Danny! :-) I decided to have pizza tonight, just to be that way. I'm using a dual wave bolus for the first time ever, and gonna see how it works. It could be a disaster in either direction, but I definitely will learn something!
Comment by onesaint on April 8, 2011 at 10:29am
Agreed, Richard. Lower BGs with minimal fluctuations is the goal. =^)
Comment by Richard157 on April 8, 2011 at 9:50am
I use my scientific calculator in the statistical mode, and enter the data. Then I hit the SD key. Since I test at least 12 times per day, I have enough data to more adequately represent my daily BG control. Someone who tests a very few times per day would get a very distorted representation of their SD this way. Most diabetics do not know what a SD is, or else they ignore it since they do not realize it is important. We can have a very good BG average and A1c, but a large SD indicates a roller coaster control, and that can lead to long term complications despite the good average.
Comment by onesaint on April 8, 2011 at 9:39am
That was my point exactly. I think there is far to many variables in SD calculation for it to be taken too seriously. In the case of the MM, I dont have enough data, although the data is more accurate than the Dex. However, the Dex has a good amount of data to extrapolate a reasonable SD over the time given. Additionally, whats to be said for the inaccurate readings on both devices? This supports the thought that an accurate SD is quite illusive and an estimated SD is probably the best way to go.
 

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