A club to share your successful and not so successful trends (graphs) from your CGM or Glucose Meters…
Wow! Great looking trend Terry! (clap, clap, clap)
Welcome Bambi. I look forward to seeing your Dexcom trends.
Not the best trend ever recorded… but surely not the worst. The spike yesterday morning was due to eating a high carb breakfast (which I’m super carb sensitive in the morning)… yeah, it consisted of two waffles and the real deal maple syrup. Besides that it was a decent day of Type 1 Diabetes. The blank spot is where I restarted my sensor. Oh, I also exercised twice yesterday, a short morning walk and then another short walk after dinner. I know I’m all over the place here, but for dinner I had one cheeseburger and a small fry from McDonalds.
High 200 mg/dl- Low 70 mg/dl
Danny - Glad to have you back here @ flatliners.
I'm trying to post a jpeg file with some text below it, just like I did yesterday. I can't for the life of me figure out how to post the picture without a large white gap between it and the descriptive text. Sorry to ask this "off topic" meta question.
Terry, the add image icon is not working for you? I can only post a photo from my desktop pc... I haven't figured out how to post from my iPad.
Hi Danny thanks for the welcome. Well all over the place once again from dinner last night 3SA units at 120 mg/dl zucchini casserole with noodles. Rose then crashed below 80 had a bowl of cereal High 210 mg/dl 12AM Low 50 mg/dl 4PM. Went from 175 to 50 in 2 hours now that's insulin sentitive. Without the Dexcom I do not know how I lived before I suffer from epilepsy and the 30's my past doctor directed could have killed me. We saw friends this past weekend and they could see how different I was and my blood sugars in control. She is a nurse.
You guys are inspirational. I thought I'd try a phone upload as well, but found I could only do it when I use icab mobile for iPhone and pretend its safari on as desktop. ![|640x480](upload://gmB8zSrdynirmykgclKM0zhYQtJ.jpeg)
Almost forgot. I had a low carb shake for breakfast, a Cobb salad for lunch, dinner was chipotle which is generally a salad and a crunchy taco. I've trying to limit my chocolate intake in the evening and upped my basal by 15% at night, per my doctor's orders which has led to some fairly decent overnights. But sometimes the magic works sometimes it doesn't. Hope you all are well.
Wow, nice trend Onesaint... you haven't missed a beat from 2/3 years ago, haha! Oh and thank you for the information on the iCab mobile/browser, very helpful.
Terry … Beautiful line! Do you mind sharing what you’re doing with the club? Exercise, low carb diet, pancreas transplant, ha! Etc…
Hi Danny - I eat 50-70 grams of carbs most days. I eat a late breakfast around 11 a.m. and dinner around 6 p.m. and maybe one or two small snacks. That's been the biggest factor as I see it. I walk 2-4 miles every day, about 40-60 minutes. I use a pump and use TAG for every meal.
By the way, I've been doing a lot of experimenting (posting and deleting on this space) trying to figure out how to best post my dex glucose reports. I was getting some large white spaces in the jpeg file. I think I know now how to work around it.
This is typical of what I've been trying to fix for the last week.
First of all, the green stripe is 70-140 mg/dl.
This 12-hour period runs from about 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. the next day.
As you can see, I went low at 11:20 p.m. for 40 minutes, bottoming out at 45 mg/dl. This low caused the all-night rebound that topped out at 194 mg/dl.
At 1:40 a.m. I took a 1 unit correction and at 3:25 a.m. I took another correction of 1.5 units. Notice the gently sloping BG line after it topped out. I believe that this shows the combined effect of the correction insulin and the gently receding counter-regulatory action (liver and counter-regulatory hormones) started by the before-midnight low.
Although I was awake and fully aware of the morning low at 7:45 a.m., I conservatively ate only one glucose tab at a time, letting about 10-15 minutes elapse in between. I did this because my experience has shown that it's easy to over-treat a low and get an exaggerated rebound on the other side. But in this case, my conservative glucose tab treatment failed me and led to 30 minute low, bottoming out at 56 mg/dl.
This in turn led to multi-hour afternoon high that topped out at 198 mg/dl.
I finally fixed this whole sequence of events by backing off of my 7:00 p.m. to midnight basal rates by 0.1 units/hour. I originally had two basal rates running, 0.6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 0.5 from 10 p.m. to midnight. I dropped the basal rate by 0.1 units for both periods but also started the last period at 9 p.m. instead of 10 p.m.
It took me several days to finally fix this problem. The key was concentrating on fixing the 10 p.m. to midnight low. Sometimes it takes a day or two for the fix to "settle in." I find that my metabolism has 24 hour memory, and all things being equal, will tend to repeat the trend from 24 hours prior.
I woke up this morning and found that my BG was essentially flat overnight, ranging from 69-99 with an average of 85. Now the challenge is to see if I can repeat this tonight!
Has anyone else noticed how certain suppliments affect the trends. For me zinc will put me in a low that I have trouble getting out of and I also notice ibuprofen will also lower my glucoses. Then there is always stress that puts me into a constant high!
I haven't noticed any BG changes due to supplement use but I don't take zinc and rarely use ibuprofen. I have, however, seen stress send my BGs higher.
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!
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 ■■■ 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. $#%&.
Your trend yesterday Terry is down right amazing... great work! (standing up clapping)
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...
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.