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 Emily B on April 21, 2011 at 12:54pm
Hi Natalie, thanks. They are wacky, his insulin needs jumped when he started HS. Yes, I share with him what I learn, without trying to overwhelm him. I know I need to prepare him well for a future of managing it on his own. We are going to spend some time systematically going thru all the testing as laid out in "Pumping Insulin", now that we have the CGM. He's going to hate the fasting, I might wait til he is on summer break. LOL. :)
Comment by Natalie ._c- on April 21, 2011 at 12:40pm
Emily, welcome! I want to be sure you know that adolescent BGs are wacky no matter what you do, because of all the newly emerging hormones that are themselves wacky. But what you CAN do is help him start learning the habits that will stand him in good stead as an adult. He can learn to be responsible for his own diabetes, and start learning the general principles of food, exercise and BGs, even if his BGs aren't exactly stable. Diabetes is a work in progress for all of us, but more so for adolescents. Keep on fighting the good fight!
Comment by Emily B on April 21, 2011 at 12:38pm
Thanks onesaint, we have one issue with exercise, HE'S IN SCHOOL ALL DAY. We used to see him shoot up even with low carb breakfast, but only on school days, morning honor classes (Stress=more cortisol) but we increased his basal so he wakes up good and peaks lower now after breakfast. He has PE that helps after lunch and we workout together after snack 5-days/week pretty intensely (400-500cals burned). It would be unrealitic to do more, I hope there is middle ground and still be able to achieve smoother glucose levels. I'll have to spend so time looking at everyone's posts. Thanks :)
Comment by onesaint on April 21, 2011 at 12:08pm
Wow Emily, way to go. It sounds like you are really taking the helm in the fight. My folks were laid back about my diet growning up with D and I had to pick up a lot of the discipline it takes on my own. I think that was just as hard for me as it was for them to try to limit my carb / dietary consumption. If you dont want to limit that, keep him active. Youll notice on the group the 2 major control methods (imho) are exercise or low carb. Also, combinations there of. I hope you find a sense ofcomradery and support that D takes in this group and on TuD. Welcome.
Comment by onesaint on April 21, 2011 at 12:00pm
w00t! w00t!! 100 members!

Comment by Emily B on April 21, 2011 at 11:33am
Thanks Kate and yes, OK with 99!
Comment by Kate on April 21, 2011 at 11:28am
Welcome, Emily! So glad you joined us :) I was 15.5 when dxed (back in '96). My mom was my advocate back in the day and I owe a whole lot to her. Good for you for searching for information. I hope you find this group helpful for you and your son!

(btw, 100 is awesome, but it would never be without you at 99!)
Comment by Emily B on April 21, 2011 at 11:09am
Wish we had been 100th!
Comment by Emily B on April 21, 2011 at 11:04am
Hello Danny and everyone that posts here. I have been very intrigued by what you all are striving to achieve in your diabetes management since I joined TU in Dec2010. I am joining (instead of lurking) now b/c my son just got his Dexcom on Monday. A little about us: Nate was dx Dec of 09 (ICU 4 days, his first BS test 774, he's 15 1/2. Books, books, books and internet is how I educated myself, starting with "Type 1 for Dummies" and my most recent book "Pumping Insulin". Worlds apart I know. I owe it to him to be the most knowledge I can be. He's on the Omnipod and we love it, was hoping Dexcom would be intergrated soon, (Endo said should wait) got tired of waiting and went for cgm anyway. Insurance 100%, so thankful. I am up to the challange of fine tuning his insulin requirements, dont know if there will be awesome days until we do some testing and pattern findings to figure it all out. He has had some 1hr flatlines. Ha ha! I am concerned about trade-off, stricter diet for better numbers, as some of you use. But as he already eats about 1/4 the carbs his teen friends do, I don't to limit him more. We are conscious about balance meals and want to keep diet the same. B~28g, L~55g, Sn~60g and D~75g. Hope to get some insight soon now that we have all 266 numbers to work with and a support group (Flatliners and all TU members) that take charge and make their diabetes work for them.:)
Comment by Brian (bsc) on April 19, 2011 at 3:48pm
Well, I have to tell you, the local Buffalo Wing Factory has their hottest wings, the "FLATLINERS." They make you sign a waver, I've split an order with my brother. Here is a video of someone eating some, notice he is "crying." If you eat 10 of them you get your name on the wall, and I believe they sell tea shirts.

I'm not sure which is more of an accomplishment, achieving a BS flatline or eating 10 flatliner chicken wings.

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