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WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b4. Problems with Diabetes & JULY Details

Problems with Diabetes during WHOOPS DISEASE include abnormal sugar results and body actions that impact uses of insulin and diet actions. Rhapsodie has shared notes on previous pages, some which emphasize diabetes aspects beginning with the first page focused on diabetes with Whoops Disease, more is being shared on this page with details of July and the odd results of things with Rhapsodie’s sugars.

With the July details as yet incomplete, I’m only adding the information because I’m sure some individuals are trying to prepare for the future with ideas being presented in Rhapsodie’s Whoops pages being of some guidance. Since these are the focus on diabetes details, I’m sure some of you aren’t needing this information, but if you are it’s here for you to use in your personal uses.

Because this information in the italicized sections below was shared in the previous May & June pages you may not need to review anything in italics, but it’s added in case you didn’t get the information from reviewing the previous pages. AND if you have read that information the italics should help you be able to skim past the repetition of information without missing where to start the new information of these pages. Like with the previous month I have used grades in colors, but this time the information is in pinks not oranges like it was in May.

Here’s some charted information showing how Rhapsodie’s odd insulin basal patterns were lived since  the beginning of July 2019

In the coloring added to these charts the best way to do that, was to put the information on the chart then color it, if I was to run to my computer to add the new numbers without giving time to make sure I’d set the basal accurately I could have colored it up OR down, BUT later would have had to reread and fix the document for what worked.

Understanding the Chart Images Information

Since Rhapsodie made these Excel pages, which she calls Accurate 2019 sugar results, she knows what the meanings are without these definitions, but because you aren’t familiar with the pages she is adding information for your reference in referring to the chart images being shared after. The May into July of 2019 pattern was observed in conjunction with her menstrual cycle and how the pattern is timed at least from the last cycle, BUT males may have the same patterning with no menstruation hassles OR not when it comes to WHOOPS DISEASE  because things are weird.

The up & down basal pattern colors
  • The numbers with the chart basals on the charts there are 2 different basal number types the full hours & the half of the hour averages.
  • The Minimed 670G pump has use options, I’ve chosen to set my insulin with the 100ths showing, this means that I can set more incremental amounts of insulin for better sugar control. With the graph I’m sharing the 100ths (1.00), BUT at times I also share 1,000ths (1.000), so that the hour split by the basals in half are both added to the chart. This means that
    • in this segment of record there are only 2 different basals, but the one hour until the half (30) of the hour was at 1.55 then at the (30) changed to 1.60.

      • Then those numbers are averaged together, so
        • 55 + 1.60 ends up averaging at 1.575
          • Longhand
            • 55 + 1.60= 3.15
            • 15 / 2= 1.575
          • Double Check
            • 575 + 1.575= 3.15
          • BUT at times the averaging is hidden because the numbers going together end up with a 100th proportion not a thousandth. So 1.60 + 1.50 in average equals 1.55.
        • Because of this there the chart shouldn’t be used to ‘know the basal rates’ on the insulin pump.
          • It’s a partial guide, doctors need to scan information of the rows to understand the patterns better.
          • It can be good to get an accurate basal pattern list
            • Minimed’s Carelink reports include the basal patterns with what’s on the pump in the report making.
            • The spreadsheet chart would need additional columns of time added to do the half hours with the chart for more accurate basal changes.
  • The up & down basal pattern colors in this chart are based on the options in Excel, I didn’t change the pattern coloring behind because that’s information corresponding times of day & life, so the colors with the basals are not as distinct for anyone looking at these pages in black & white. For those of you who don’t take insulin, the basal rates are the amount needed to keep alive without any food insulin being taken.
  • May Chart Color Definitions

June Chart Color Definitions with mention of the July changes

There is more in this section because I saw more layering when looking at this last month of information with the basals. Like with the previous month I have used grades in colors, but this time the information is in pinks not oranges like it was in June. And because I’m too tired I’m not going to remake the July chart like I did with the June chart, but the July chart is similar in grading information, it’s just that that the shades are pink not orangish beige like those in the June chart information segment.

As time goes on with the changes these colors can shift into the new patterns also, BUT it can not be a reference to the previous information with the same colors. Ideas are to shift the shading color spectrum to make this more differentiable, but it’s not yet complete…

The date & day rows
  • The date & day rows contain my sugar test results with the sugar checker numbers added, but
    • every hour where 2 or more tests were done has been averaged, unless an extreme causes me to use another hour OR to list 2 numbers.
  • The date & days, shown on this chart like this with date & day  as shown which are defining the information in the rows. For your information with Excel
    • the ROWS are horizontal, so going with the information acrossed the page &
    • the COLUMNS go up & down so are vertically defined with column information above & below the shared information.
TIMES of day shown in columns & a time row
  • In this chart are organized with military time from 0 through 23:59:59, so the time row, in grey, shows the times starting with 0 and going to 23, each of those is an hour of time.
  • The columns are colored to work with the AM & PM designations and times of day,
    • So 0 to 11:59:59 is the AM column, in lighter shade on the left. This is from 12 midnight to 11:59:59, before noon.
    • 12 to 23:59:59 is the PM greenish column to the right of the chart, this defines the times from 12 noon until 11:59:59, before midnight.
The sugar result rows are from the sugar checker results ONLY

The coloring with this chart are similar to the high & low colors that Minimed charts, BUT I love seeing the greens because that’s my sugar being right.

The Horizontal RedLines

The horizontal red lines, as you can see with the chart, were placed as indications of when Rhapsodie had the 670G Minimed Insulin Pump sensor turned on.

  • For Rhapsodie with WHOOPS DISEASE the sensor isn’t a reliable source for sugar results.
    • It beeps with disconnects, like when she places her arm over it, like to hold something, or she lays on it, or she sets it under a boob then leans forward the pump loses the ‘sensor’ signal. This means turning it off while sleeping allows sleep without ‘bad beeps’.
      • This water interference is not normal for diabetics without WHOOPS DISEASE, unless they are swimmers OR in the bath for extended time frames.
        • The water interference’s have messed with my sugar in other ways. A Minimed technologist, as mentioned above told Rhapsodie, “I am not a doctor, but these numbers show me that your body is responding a lot faster than this pump is programmed to work with the auto-mode in action.” Also this is part of the reason for the problems with the sensor uses.

July Sugar Results by Rhapsodie Information Start

July begins similar to how June began, based from the lows that faded off after the late June menstrual cycle ended. Like was mentioned previously, diabetic males may have cycles of changes in odd time patterns that could correspond with female patterns cycled with menstrual periods. Like the May patterns & early June patterns with sugar spikes at times, this has happened with July also.

But these are more dramatic because the high ends with food calories being eaten, insulin doesn’t lower the sugar for 6 hours initially, but if you eat a meal and take normal carb insulin your sugar drops. Then it changes to 4 hours, so I believe it will go into smaller patterns also, somewhat similar to the patterns of June, then into the patterns of may. So I think you may be able to take protein, which doesn’t work with milk, but like beef jerky or chicken and have that work in reducing sugars without hassling eating a whole meal if you don’t need to. I had chicken nuggets and my sugar dropped to normal level with almost no insulin used. I had stew and it went into normal, but because I took insulin to lower the high the sugars went low also.

July Sugar Results

My basal patterns for the month of July are up and down with sets of days, so far there is no pattern for the month really, but we’re only in the early part of the month right now, the future will show more if the records are continued accurately for others to know things from. BUT what I’ve found so far is that things are going up again. The insulin results shift up & down also, by insulin uses. It’s hoped with time and records we can get better information.

Please forgive me though, I’m only doing records about once every 7 days, which means use of the 1 through 5 patterns in basals doesn’t let me have records done daily without doing the charts every 5 days or less. This is something I do at times, but not always.

Rhapsodie’s records of June 29-30 PLUS July 1st through 4th

With the beginning of July I’m noting that the records are showing basal patterns that are going up again with the spike shifts that are graduating by times that are varying. This was found with the month of June also, so I’m not sure if the pattern will be similar or not for July.

These results are not shifting in a time pattern as far as I can discern presently, there are patterns of ups then downs that seem to be waving in sets of days.

July 5th through 7th

As you can see with the basal rates from July 1st through 7th the levels seem to be rising again.

  • July 1st basal rates 26.40 units per day
  • July 7th basal rates 31.80 units per day

This amount of insulin has gone up over 4 units per day in the last 7 days. With the amount of 8 units to reach the levels of May it can mean the insulin system is only in another flex pattern that will continue over time. The future days should tell this as long as no other treatment is give…

We’ll see with time.

Other Connecting Posts

WHOOPS DISEASE-1. Animals

WHOOPS DISEASE-2. Females

WHOOPS DISEASE- 2b. Water Weight Chart Comparisons

WHOOPS DISEASE-3. Males

WHOOPS DISEASE- 4. More!

WHOOPS DISEASE-5. Nano Mites?

WHOOPS DISEASE-6. Treatment Ideas & Facts

WHOOPS DISEASE-7a. Updates on Continuous & New Symptoms & Some Treatment Issues

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b1. Problems with Diabetes

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b2. Problems with Diabetes & MAY Details

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b3. Problems with Diabetes & JUNE Details

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b4. Problems with Diabetes & JULY Details

WHOOPS DISEASE-7c. Cure for Diabetes

WHOOPS DISEASE- 8. Treatment Issues & Action Options

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b3. Problems with Diabetes & JUNE Details

Problems with Diabetes during WHOOPS DISEASE include abnormal sugar results and body actions that impact uses of insulin and diet actions. Rhapsodie has shared notes on previous pages, some which emphasize diabetes aspects beginning with the first page focused on diabetes with Whoops Disease, more is being shared on this page with details of JUNE and the odd results of things with Rhapsodie’s sugars.

Rhapsodie is adding more notes on how to understand the information that’s being shared and how she interpreted that information in regards to Whoops Disease. Plus because of the sugar records coming from her Excel workbook, she has added a copy of the chart understanding information for your reference. But unlike the previous page of info, she’s italicized the copied information, so if you know it you can skim over it to the details without trying to find those with more difficulty.

Here’s some charted information showing how Rhapsodie’s odd insulin basal patterns were lived since  May of 2019

In the coloring added to these charts the best way to do that, was to put the information on the chart then color it, if I was to run to my computer to add the new numbers without giving time to make sure I’d set the basal accurately I could have colored it up OR down, BUT later would have had to reread and fix the document for what worked.

Understanding the Chart Images Information

Since Rhapsodie made these Excel pages, which she calls Accurate 2019 sugar results, she knows what the meanings are without these definitions, but because you aren’t familiar with the pages she is adding information for your reference in referring to the chart images being shared after. The May into June of 2019 pattern was observed in conjunction with her menstrual cycle and how the pattern is timed at least from the last cycle, BUT males may have the same patterning with no menstruation hassles OR not when it comes to WHOOPS DISEASE  because things are weird.

The up & down basal pattern colors
  • The numbers with the chart basals on the charts there are 2 different basal number types the full hours & the half of the hour averages.
  • The Minimed 670G pump has use options, I’ve chosen to set my insulin with the 100ths showing, this means that I can set more incremental amounts of insulin for better sugar control. With the graph I’m sharing the 100ths (1.00), BUT at times I also share 1,000ths (1.000), so that the hour split by the basals in half are both added to the chart. This means that
    • in this segment of record there are only 2 different basals, but the one hour until the half (30) of the hour was at 1.55 then at the (30) changed to 1.60.

      • Then those numbers are averaged together, so
        • 55 + 1.60 ends up averaging at 1.575
          • Longhand
            • 55 + 1.60= 3.15
            • 15 / 2= 1.575
          • Double Check
            • 575 + 1.575= 3.15
          • BUT at times the averaging is hidden because the numbers going together end up with a 100th proportion not a thousandth. So 1.60 + 1.50 in average equals 1.55.
        • Because of this there the chart shouldn’t be used to ‘know the basal rates’ on the insulin pump.
          • It’s a partial guide, doctors need to scan information of the rows to understand the patterns better.
          • It can be good to get an accurate basal pattern list
            • Minimed’s Carelink reports include the basal patterns with what’s on the pump in the report making.
            • The spreadsheet chart would need additional columns of time added to do the half hours with the chart for more accurate basal changes.
  • The up & down basal pattern colors in this chart are based on the options in Excel, I didn’t change the pattern coloring behind because that’s information corresponding times of day & life, so the colors with the basals are not as distinct for anyone looking at these pages in black & white. For those of you who don’t take insulin, the basal rates are the amount needed to keep alive without any food insulin being taken.
  • May Chart Color Definitions

June Chart Color Definitions

There is more in this section because I saw more layering when looking at this last month of information with the basals.

As time goes on with the changes these colors can shift into the new patterns also, BUT it can not be a reference to the previous information with the same colors. Ideas are to shift the shading color spectrum to make this more differentiable, but it’s not yet complete…

The date & day rows
  • The date & day rows contain my sugar test results with the sugar checker numbers added, but
    • every hour where 2 or more tests were done has been averaged, unless an extreme causes me to use another hour OR to list 2 numbers.
  • The date & days, shown on this chart like this with date & day  as shown which are defining the information in the rows. For your information with Excel
    • the ROWS are horizontal, so going with the information acrossed the page &
    • the COLUMNS go up & down so are vertically defined with column information above & below the shared information.
TIMES of day shown in columns & a time row
  • In this chart are organized with military time from 0 through 23:59:59, so the time row, in grey, shows the times starting with 0 and going to 23, each of those is an hour of time.
  • The columns are colored to work with the AM & PM designations and times of day,
    • So 0 to 11:59:59 is the AM column, in lighter shade on the left. This is from 12 midnight to 11:59:59, before noon.
    • 12 to 23:59:59 is the PM greenish column to the right of the chart, this defines the times from 12 noon until 11:59:59, before midnight.
The sugar result rows are from the sugar checker results ONLY

The coloring with this chart are similar to the high & low colors that Minimed charts, BUT I love seeing the greens because that’s my sugar being right.

The Horizontal RedLines

The horizontal red lines, as you can see with the chart, were placed as indications of when Rhapsodie had the 670G Minimed Insulin Pump sensor turned on.

  • For Rhapsodie with WHOOPS DISEASE the sensor isn’t a reliable source for sugar results.
    • It beeps with disconnects, like when she places her arm over it, like to hold something, or she lays on it, or she sets it under a boob then leans forward the pump loses the ‘sensor’ signal. This means turning it off while sleeping allows sleep without ‘bad beeps’.
      • This water interference is not normal for diabetics without WHOOPS DISEASE, unless they are swimmers OR in the bath for extended time frames.
        • The water interference’s have messed with my sugar in other ways. A Minimed technologist, as mentioned above told Rhapsodie, “I am not a doctor, but these numbers show me that your body is responding a lot faster than this pump is programmed to work with the auto-mode in action.” Also this is part of the reason for the problems with the sensor uses.

Some patterns of Rhapsodie’s Insulin Changes with June 2019 Charted

The spreadsheet workbook Rhapsodie formed is a tool she’s used to keep track of the super frequent insulin changes and how these relate with her sugar levels, she is able to add the Blood Glucose (BG) meter results that the insulin pump charts don’t show. BUT it takes hours each day to add the numbers and interpret the information beyond normal patterns & cycles. The patterns are shifting so often that my chart records aren’t fully accurate, they are based on records I do have and what I remember with times also.

While the spreadsheet can help doctors, for Rhapsodie, she also needs to be watching the insulin pump basal change patterns trying to find consistency for planning future insulin rates. Presently the chart is generally a follow up used to double check her previous patterns, BUT it could help others to set up their patterns if they are aware of things before they get hit with them.

Rhapsodie’s results show odd shifts as you can see from the images. For the basal shifts / changes going back a half an hour is done to make sure that the basal change impacts the body correctly. The insulin change values as results can’t really be observed until the follow day unless additional variations were made before those times because of the previous shifting being information leading to those shifts. With the Minimed 670G the chart that’s available with use of the sensor gives a pattern line that allows the records of when to change better to follow and use.

When the sensor is turned off the sugar tests are the only results of use for the change possibilities. The insulin pump results are not accurate enough for me to trust them alone, that’s why I’ve started appreciating the sensor even though it’s not liked much. So when I’m using the sensor I’ve had to multiply my sugar checking about 3 times more than normal. Part of that could be because of WHOOPS DISEASE changes that are abnormal also such as so much water under the skin which causes the sensor results to be way out of wack. Plus the body with WHOOPS DISEASE holding ‘real sugars’ near the organs instead of on the watery layers filling the body.

June 2019- 01 through 2 Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern- with her post Menstrual cycle oddities

As mentioned previously once my period ends I get a whole 24 hour period that is a tenth of a unit drop from the norms in the basal. For the last years with WHOOPS DISEASE this has grown into 36 hours of time. BUT NOT THIS CYCLE! That these numbers partially keep the high rates shown from May 31st previously, but I’ve had to shift the color patterns because there are still ups & downs in basals.

For days after the end of my period my basals stayed at the highest level, it never reduced through my whole cycle and it stayed high afterwards. Plus there are the odd up & down sugar spikes that don’t happen at a time that makes them normal. Odd spikes for me have happened with

  • No extra activity;
  • Basal Pattern as normal as possible,
  • No bolus insulin changes, and with
  • No new food being tested.

These are happening at odd times, and when seen on the charts they are showing a pattern that’s connected to the pattern of basal weirdness, but being different. With the chart I’ve added a fourth color, white for basal drops that are more than 0.05 in the hour. Additionally I’ve tried to add in the odd ups when there should have been a running pattern of the same values. The patterns are shifting so often that my chart records aren’t fully accurate, they are based on records I do have and what I remember with times also.

June 2019- 3 through 5 having Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern- with her post Menstrual cycle oddities

Please be aware that the basal records from June 4th through June 10th are based on the Minimed Carelink report records of basals as recorded on June 12th. The patterns graduated from my menstrual cycle to what they are at present, so it’s not accurate with days of uses. I remember having a workday schedule saved with the highest of basals, but there were some variations versus the computer reports. The Minimed Carelink reports do not date the use of those basal patterns and with the changes so frequently the records which are not captured daily aren’t exactly correct.

Taking the time with the patterns of basals, to go up and down by amounts from 1 to 5 and beyond, like with workday has meant that the highest basal was at the top of my record and the lowest used got down to 1 for some hours. Those are the records added to this information of the graphing, but it’s not fully accurate, because as the basal needs get shifted through the day the records vary also. If no daily report is made then there is no accurate time and change record either.

June 2019- 6th through 9th with Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern- with away from Menstrual cycle oddities

As mentioned above the basal records from June 4th through June 10th are based on the Minimed Carelink report records of basals as recorded on June 12th. The patterns graduated from my menstrual cycle to what they are at present, so it’s not accurate with days of uses. Those are the records added to this information of the graphing, but it’s not fully accurate, because as the basal needs get shifted through the day the records vary also. If no daily report is made then there is no accurate time and change record either.

You can see on the charts how I’ve tried to minimize low sugars with lower basals and how I’ve tried to reduce highs by raising basals, but that’s only temporary with the present WHOOPS DISEASE hassles.

June 2019- 10 through 13th  with Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern- with away from Menstrual cycle oddities

While Rhapsodie’s menstrual cycle ended over 10 days before the normal pattern & the previous insulin patterns are not being duplicated like in normal. The menstrual pattern comparisons, which are acquired, and are to be done later should show this to anyone.

June 13th is the beginning of Rhapsodie’s peak ovulation day the lowest of sugar levels are being seen with this menstrual cycle. BUT this is abnormal, because as we mentioned previously, Rhapsodie normally has her insulin go up for a day by a tenth of a unit of insulin thus normally it goes up by 0.10.

June 2019- 14 through  16 with Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern

June 13 to 14th is the day of the lowest patterning in Rhapsodie’s cycle AND it’s also by menstrual cycle time the best ovulation day for her. BUT with this cycle June 16th was the highest day in the whole pattern.

As you can see with the basals on the 14th the first part of the day didn’t have her insulin low enough, BUT the 15th with basals going up is required because sugar results are higher with basals the same. This is the same with the next day also, so this demonstrates that basals are going up again.

June 2019- 17 through  23 with Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern- ODD sugar drops

As mentioned above, this new menstrual cycle pattern with WHOOPS sugar change possibilities. For other people with diabetes AND WHOOPS DISEASE this may be a pattern that impacts them eventually also. With the last cycle sugars kept going up, so basals kept being raised. This last cycle beginning 2 days before the period bleeding started was at a high peak, it went down over 10 basal units in 7 days through the menstrual cycle into the last day, the 23rd. The time of change impacts were 6am AND 6pm. BUT today, 6-24-2019 everything has slightly leveled, for 6 hours, then returned to dropping again.

Like with the images above the June Chart Color Definitions section above describes the coloring, for June, variations in basal rates of insulin from the previous day. The numbers in the images display the veracity of that action by Rhapsodie.

June 2019- 24 through  30 with Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern- ODD sugar drops

The June sugar patterns started going up with some back and forth spiking and falling patterns. Which began with longer frames of time, but got graduated in times for a cycle of 2 to 5 days, then shifted in times with highs.

Beginning to End of June Shifts

As you can see with the end of June versus the beginning of the month there are patterns of basal changes that aren’t normal. For those of you who don’t take insulin, the basal rates are the amount needed to keep alive without any food insulin being taken. The changes were over 10 units, which I told my family about, the pattern changes on the records above show some of the maximums and minimums, the greatest changes were between the days of

  • June 21 with 25.21 in basal units per day AND
  • June 01 with 38.925 units in basal insulin per day

that was a change of over 13 units in basal during the month. Here are the records of the first of the month and the last of the month:

Early in June

and here are the records from the end of June:

June 29th & 30th Records

With this month the basal changes were much greater than they were in the month of May, but for June the base insulin amounts for the day were going down, not up.

  • June 01 with 38.925 units in basal insulin per day
  • June 30 with 25.98 units of base insulin per day.

For the month of June from beginning to end this was a change of about 13 units per day, with the insulin going down. Since the insulin levels in May went up about 5 units per day, there was a decrease of over 8 units in total since the beginning of May. The changes of insulin have continued into July with more food variations in changes impacting situations.

While I’ve not lived through July yet, some records have been started on the incomplete July pages shared under the WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b4. Problems with Diabetes & JULY Details page.

Other Connecting Posts

WHOOPS DISEASE-1. Animals

WHOOPS DISEASE-2. Females

WHOOPS DISEASE- 2b. Water Weight Chart Comparisons

WHOOPS DISEASE-3. Males

WHOOPS DISEASE- 4. More!

WHOOPS DISEASE-5. Nano Mites?

WHOOPS DISEASE-6. Treatment Ideas & Facts

WHOOPS DISEASE-7a. Updates on Continuous & New Symptoms & Some Treatment Issues

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b1. Problems with Diabetes

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b2. Problems with Diabetes & MAY Details

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b3. Problems with Diabetes & JUNE Details

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b4. Problems with Diabetes & JULY Details

WHOOPS DISEASE-7c. Cure for Diabetes

WHOOPS DISEASE- 8. Treatment Issues & Action Options

 

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b2. Problems with Diabetes & MAY Details

Problems with Diabetes during WHOOPS DISEASE include abnormal sugar results and body actions that impact uses of insulin and diet actions. Because Rhapsodie only noted the information on the previous pages, some which emphasize diabetes aspects with Whoops Disease, more is being shared on this page with details of Rhapsodie’s sugars. Additionally Rhapsodie is adding notes on how to understand the information that’s being shared and how she interpreted that information in regards to Whoops Disease.

Here’s some charted information showing how Rhapsodie’s odd insulin basal patterns were lived since  May of 2019

In the coloring added to these charts the best way to do that, was to put the information on the chart then color it, if I was to run to my computer to add the new numbers without giving time to make sure I’d set the basal accurately I could have colored it up OR down, BUT later would have had to reread and fix the document for what worked.

Understanding the Chart Images Information

Since Rhapsodie made these Excel pages, which she calls Accurate 2019 sugar results, she knows what the meanings are without these definitions, but because you aren’t familiar with the pages she is adding information for your reference in referring to the chart images being shared after. The May into June of 2019 pattern was observed in conjunction with her menstrual cycle and how the pattern is timed at least from the last cycle, BUT males may have the same patterning with no menstruation hassles OR not when it comes to WHOOPS DISEASE  because things are weird.

The up & down basal pattern colors
  • The numbers with the chart basals on the charts there are 2 different basal number types the full hours & the half of the hour averages.
  • The Minimed 670G pump has use options, I’ve chosen to set my insulin with the 100ths showing, this means that I can set more incremental amounts of insulin for better sugar control. With the graph I’m sharing the 100ths (1.00), BUT at times I also share 1,000ths (1.000), so that the hour split by the basals in half are both added to the chart. This means that
    • in this segment of record there are only 2 different basals, but the one hour until the half (30) of the hour was at 1.55 then at the (30) changed to 1.60.

      • Then those numbers are averaged together, so
        • 55 + 1.60 ends up averaging at 1.575
          • Longhand
            • 55 + 1.60= 3.15
            • 15 / 2= 1.575
          • Double Check
            • 575 + 1.575= 3.15
          • BUT at times the averaging is hidden because the numbers going together end up with a 100th proportion not a thousandth. So 1.60 + 1.50 in average equals 1.55.
        • Because of this there the chart shouldn’t be used to ‘know the basal rates’ on the insulin pump.
          • It’s a partial guide, doctors need to scan information of the rows to understand the patterns better.
          • It can be good to get an accurate basal pattern list
            • Minimed’s Carelink reports include the basal patterns with what’s on the pump in the report making.
            • The spreadsheet chart would need additional columns of time added to do the half hours with the chart for more accurate basal changes.
  • The up & down basal pattern colors in this chart are based on the options in Excel, I didn’t change the pattern coloring behind because that’s information corresponding times of day & life, so the colors with the basals are not as distinct for anyone looking at these pages in black & white. For those of you who don’t take insulin, the basal rates are the amount needed to keep alive without any food insulin being taken.
  • May Chart Color Definitions

June Chart Color Definitions

There is more in this section because I saw more layering when looking at this last month of information with the basals.

As time goes on with the changes these colors can shift into the new patterns also, BUT it can not be a reference to the previous information with the same colors. Ideas are to shift the shading color spectrum to make this more differentiable, but it’s not yet complete…

The date & day rows
  • The date & day rows contain my sugar test results with the sugar checker numbers added, but
    • every hour where 2 or more tests were done has been averaged, unless an extreme causes me to use another hour OR to list 2 numbers.
  • The date & days, shown on this chart like this with date & day  as shown which are defining the information in the rows. For your information with Excel
    • the ROWS are horizontal, so going with the information acrossed the page &
    • the COLUMNS go up & down so are vertically defined with column information above & below the shared information.
TIMES of day shown in columns & a time row
  • In this chart are organized with military time from 0 through 23:59:59, so the time row, in grey, shows the times starting with 0 and going to 23, each of those is an hour of time.
  • The columns are colored to work with the AM & PM designations and times of day,
    • So 0 to 11:59:59 is the AM column, in lighter shade on the left. This is from 12 midnight to 11:59:59, before noon.
    • 12 to 23:59:59 is the PM greenish column to the right of the chart, this defines the times from 12 noon until 11:59:59, before midnight.
The sugar result rows are from the sugar checker results ONLY

The coloring with this chart are similar to the high & low colors that Minimed charts, BUT I love seeing the greens because that’s my sugar being right.

The Horizontal RedLines

The horizontal red lines, as you can see with the chart, were placed as indications of when Rhapsodie had the 670G Minimed Insulin Pump sensor turned on.

  • For Rhapsodie with WHOOPS DISEASE the sensor isn’t a reliable source for sugar results.
    • It beeps with disconnects, like when she places her arm over it, like to hold something, or she lays on it, or she sets it under a boob then leans forward the pump loses the ‘sensor’ signal. This means turning it off while sleeping allows sleep without ‘bad beeps’.
      • This water interference is not normal for diabetics without WHOOPS DISEASE, unless they are swimmers OR in the bath for extended time frames.
        • The water interference’s have messed with my sugar in other ways. A Minimed technologist, as mentioned above told Rhapsodie, “I am not a doctor, but these numbers show me that your body is responding a lot faster than this pump is programmed to work with the auto-mode in action.” Also this is part of the reason for the problems with the sensor uses.

Some patterns of Rhapsodie’s Insulin Changes Charted

The spreadsheet workbook Rhapsodie formed is a tool she’s used to keep track of the super frequent insulin changes and how these relate with her sugar levels, she is able to add the Blood Glucose (BG) meter results that the insulin pump charts don’t show. BUT it takes hours each day to add the numbers and interpret the information beyond normal patterns & cycles. The patterns are shifting so often that my chart records aren’t fully accurate, they are based on records I do have and what I remember with times also.

While the spreadsheet can help doctors, for Rhapsodie, she also needs to be watching the insulin pump basal change patterns trying to find consistency for planning future insulin rates. Presently the chart is generally a follow up used to double check her previous patterns, BUT it could help others to set up their patterns if they are aware of things before they get hit with them.

Rhapsodie’s results show odd shifts as you can see from the images. For the basal shifts / changes going back a half an hour is done to make sure that the basal change impacts the body correctly. The insulin change values as results can’t really be observed until the follow day unless additional variations were made before those times because of the previous shifting being information leading to those shifts. With the Minimed 670G the chart that’s available with use of the sensor gives a pattern line that allows the records of when to change better to follow and use.

When the sensor is turned off the sugar tests are the only results of use for the change possibilities. The insulin pump results are not accurate enough for me to trust them alone, that’s why I’ve started appreciating the sensor even though it’s not liked much. So when I’m using the sensor I’ve had to multiply my sugar checking about 3 times more than normal. Part of that could be because of WHOOPS DISEASE changes that are abnormal also such as so much water under the skin which causes the sensor results to be way out of wack. Plus the body with WHOOPS DISEASE holding ‘real sugars’ near the organs instead of on the watery layers filling the body.

May 2019-  09  through 12 Rhapsodie’s Insulin Up & Down Pattern

What these results show are some of Rhapsodie’s mistakes with these patterns, but also how the shifting isn’t normal insulin use. With working to learn the patterns then dealing with the hassles from these is a lot of work done without any profit other than good health.  That’s a good reason to work this hard.

I’m sorry that the numbers are almost indistinguishable on these pages, I hope you’ll trust that my pattern coloring shows the information of the patterns good enough if you can’t read the numbers.

May 2019- 13 through 15 Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern

May 2019- 16 through 19 Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern

You can see that there are time variations in pattern records in these rows of information that are not the same as those in the previous 2 sets of patterns.

May 2019- 20 through 23 Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern

You can see that there are more pattern alterations on this chart, it’s not as dramatic as some of the upcoming patterning when menstrual hassles shift patterns even more.

May 2019- 24 through 26 Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern- with some Premenstrual

There are more pattern alterations on this chart; it begins demonstrating the premenstrual insulin & sugar alterations that are faster than normal. Regularly from my normal body cycle during a premenstrual period my insulin use rises a tenth of a unit for hour over 3 to 5 days. BUT you can see from the High levels previously charted basal insulin was raised over a tenth of a unit in only 2 days.

 

May 2019- 27 through 31 Rhapsodie’s Up & Down insulin Pattern- with ‘the’ Menstrual cycle

As was mentioned previously I’m not sure if men have a weird variable pattern also, it could be the creators of the Nanos added a pattern that impacts women as a pattern hitting men also. This chart begins the day my period started flowing with the insulin going up another 5th of unit per hour which is a time and a half of raise. It’s half more than a normal menstrual cycle rise.

BUT things go even weirder because normally with my periods

  • the highest day with my sugar is the first 24 to 36 hours after my period starts. Then
  • the sugar drops by a tenth of a unit, into the normal range, for the next 3 to 4 days until my cycle fully ends. Then
  • I have 24 hours of another tenth of a unit insulin drop.
  • That ends with my insulin returning back up into the normal range. BUT NOT THIS TIME…

This cycle was 5 days of high basals in a row, yeehah, no ups and downs. BUT the patterns come back irregularly after these ups.

Beginning to End of May Shifts

For May there are changes in insulin uses basal wise are for

  • May 9th the amount of basal units at 34.58 per day BUT
  • May 31st with 39.55 units of base insulin per day,

that’s a difference of almost positive 5 units per day which is way different than normal changes which are about a maximum of only 2 units per month up and down with menstrual cycles AND other activity change cycles that are more normal. With activity levels going up more normally with better weather these patterns should be going lower, but they didn’t. Here are those summary sections from:

Early May with Basals first in Spreadsheet Records of Rhapsodie

Late May with Basals of Rhapsodie’s Records

These insulin changes are some of the first Rhapsodie has put into record in Excel, so there aren’t earlier comparisons. As you can see the dramatic changes in insulin aren’t normal, and these patterns of changes as mentioned above were abnormal enough with Whoops Disease, that Rhapsodie started making these records of changes for references and for sharing with you, who may be suffering Whoops Disease and diabetes.

For all of these patterns changes continue into June shared on the next post, called WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b3. Problems with Diabetes & JUNE Details.

Other Connecting Posts

WHOOPS DISEASE-1. Animals

WHOOPS DISEASE-2. Females

WHOOPS DISEASE- 2b. Water Weight Chart Comparisons

WHOOPS DISEASE-3. Males

WHOOPS DISEASE- 4. More!

WHOOPS DISEASE-5. Nano Mites?

WHOOPS DISEASE-6. Treatment Ideas & Facts

WHOOPS DISEASE-7a. Updates on Continuous & New Symptoms & Some Treatment Issues

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b1. Problems with Diabetes

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b2. Problems with Diabetes & MAY Details

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b3. Problems with Diabetes & JUNE Details

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b4. Problems with Diabetes & JULY Details

WHOOPS DISEASE-7c. Cure for Diabetes

WHOOPS DISEASE- 8. Treatment Issues & Action Options

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