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 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


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 miketosh on April 24, 2011 at 6:27pm
I use the MM CGM also, and I have found that on days 11-14 that my trends will be severely dulled. I can still follow them pretty accurately if I only calibrate when I'm closest to 100mg/dl. If I calibrate too high, like at 180, then it will only be accurate closest to that.

This is pretty consistent for me that late in the game, so when I hit day 8 and the transmitter needs to be recharged, I choose that as the best time to replace the sensor.

The behavior for me is pretty similar to times when I draw blood out of the sensor when I insert it. I think it has something to do with how the insertion site is healing. When I draw blood the wound is healing almost immediately, but when I don't draw blood, my body takes about 11 days before it begins to notice the foreign object and close up.
Comment by Trisha01 on April 23, 2011 at 12:12pm
Hey Danny, I will be posting the good and the oh so horrible ones. :) If you go up to my profile, in the photos section, you can see some of my stats, from when I used the Navigator. There is also a photo of my life saving cats, especially the calico on the right. Be back later, very busy day today!
Comment by Trisha01 on April 23, 2011 at 1:58am
I was wondering about it being corrupted as well. My trends won't be very good for the next couple of weeks. I started Prednisone the day before getting the sensor in. Oh such fun! NOT! If my camera doesn't work, I'll figure out how to do the mobile messaging deal. Thanks, and nighty nite!
Comment by onesaint on April 23, 2011 at 1:52am
Ill give you, Trisha, posting trends can be addicting! It sort of marks just how good you can do and then makes you want it more.

Thats odd about carelink. I wonder if your table in their database isnt somehow corrupted. A lot of us use camera phones as well. Just snap the shot and send it to an email address with mobile messaging. Look forwards to seeing your trends!
Comment by Trisha01 on April 23, 2011 at 1:27am
Thanks OneSaint. Right now, I can't even get carelink to show anything, even though it uploaded. Tech support said, that I'll have to have the specialized tech support, help me on Monday. I'll try the camera this weekend. I'm anxious to get going here.
Comment by onesaint on April 23, 2011 at 12:39am
Pat, Im with you on the Dex working better than the MM. I had issues with the MM to the point that I called it quits. For me the best choice for the long term is whoever has the thinnest cannula. Less irritation, less issues. Ive been on MM (508 then 722) for 8 years or more now and havent had an issue with the pump, but find the sets to sometimes leave something to be desired.

Trisha, You can post whatever youd like. We'll take anything showing a trend.
Comment by Trisha01 on April 22, 2011 at 10:49pm
I started on the MM CGM on Thursday 4/21. So far, it is very accurate, within 4 to 7 points. The lag time seems to be right at 10 minutes. It did not hurt when we did the insertion. I actually think, that the needle is smaller, than the Navigator needle was. I had taken apart one of the navi sensors. :) If I recall correctly, the Navigator needle was 21 gauge, whereas the MM CGM needle is either 28 or 29 gauge. I will be doing a needle comparison, with them side by side, and will show the image. I hope to have that by Sunday evening.
Comment by Richard157 on April 22, 2011 at 7:14pm
Karen, there is a site diabetesforums.com where a few members are saying they get very good accuracy with the MM CGM and they are wearing their sensors 2 weeks. Most MM CGM users say the accuracy is not so great, and they can not get 2 weeks from a sensor. If you use the MM sensors maybe you can talk to those DF folks about their success. Aren't you already a member there?
Comment by MM on April 22, 2011 at 5:30pm
If you stick with MM, you could get the MM pump w/o sensors now, and decide later if you want to add MM CGMS when new ones come out.
There is a post on another group (don't remember which one) with a detailed description of the new MM sensor released in Europe. It sounded much improved !
Comment by Karen on April 22, 2011 at 3:57pm
Pat, I have not looked at other pumps and I am a bit afraid to change brands as I have had really good luck with the MM, but I don't like the sensors if I decide to try a CGM again. I see the endo end of May, hope pump lasts

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