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: 215
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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 acidrock23 on April 13, 2011 at 4:09pm
I think I had more posts in my email from this group than I did from the main "Forum" link when I got home from work!
Comment by Kelly WPA on April 10, 2011 at 5:15am
I think it is a normal body function (at least normal for diabetics, not sure about normal people!). I know when I do basal testing & test every hour, I can get numbers that go up and down a little. It would be nice if it were a true flatline, but there always seem to be a few curves in there.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on April 9, 2011 at 9:23pm
Latest wigglings of a squirrely mind: Do you know why the line on the monitor zigzags up and down? Is it an artifact of the inaccuracy of the monitor, or do our BGs really do that? And if so, why -- if we don't have the pulsatile secretion of a normal pancreas, and if the insulin from the pump is in a bubble-like depot, why would it be irregular? Or am I on a wild-goose chase?
Comment by Kelly WPA on April 9, 2011 at 3:29pm
Natalie, 178 ia not that bad for your first try, plus you did not even read Danny's instructions when you did it! I agree that next time you should try extending it longer. I had to do that with TAG when I first started. Just keep in mind that since the first few hours were right where you wanted them, if you extend the time without increasing the insulin, you will probably go high.
Comment by Richard157 on April 9, 2011 at 1:40pm
Well Natalie, I did very well with pig insulin for more than 4 decades, but I suppose being a pig is somewhat different. Lol!!!l

When I eat pizza, I order thin crust, medium size, supreme at Pizza Hut. I eat 3 slices (69 carbs) and bolus 7 units, then 3 more units two hours later. I don't seem to have a high above 130 with that routine.
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!
 

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