Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Really? Okay.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Have you ever had to crank up a basal rate so high that you wondered, "How am I not dying right now"?


And have you ever, then, seen a line so steady on your CGM graph that you could swear this was a dream/nightmare/did breakfast make me hallucinate?


That.

(Not complaining - just a bit in awe that something that colossal is producing results like this right now.)

12 comments:

  1. Lol - I have an autoimmune liver disease, and the treatment is steroids. When I was first diagnosed and started treatment, my BGs went crazy, and I had a basal rate of 15 units/hour in the afternoon at one point! (Thankfully much less now)

    And nice CGM trace! :)

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  2. I always see the straight line and think ok is the CGM giving false readings? That happen once in my first few weeks of having my Dexcom so now I always think that is the true sign of a bad sensor, but it's not lol. I used to have a big basal rate and than I lost weight and was trying to figure out my real doses because insulin works better now. My Dr said well fat is insensitive to insulin so know it's learning your diabetes all over again in away. I went from 240 to 170 in 6 months just by eating right and riding my bike and walking. Those 6 months were rough trying to figure out what rates I should be at since my body was changing so fast. Now my highest basal is 1.400 for an hour at 6:30am when I wake up and then it goes down to 0.975.

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  3. Nice graph!!! I'm 32 weeks and saw my endo yesterday. He raised my 5a-7a to 3.2!!! Yikes, I was so nervous but today the CGM is a beautiful straight line! I was so nervous about that basal. But I keep telling myself whatever works to make this little girl healthy. We are getting to the end so keep up the good work!!

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  4. I am also experiencing the straight-line symptoms since about 4:00 a.m. Could this be sympathy glucose leveling? What is the official medical term for that?

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  5. That's my normal rate for part of the day... but my PCOS causes insulin resistance, soooo...

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    1. Different situations for sure. I'm just not used to seeing my rates start with a 2!

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  6. Wow!
    Your beautiful daughter will be worth every bit of this.

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  7. Check out the BG value on your CGM.

    Basal rates... as easy as 1... 2... 3

    Right?

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