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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

Diabetic’s and Treatments

Whoops Disease Info

Additional Connecting Information

Rhapsodie has written about these issues for multiple reasons:

1) To have a shared written record, that’s useful. 2) To provide info to others to assist them in planning to deal with the horrid medical system of the U.S. 3) To hopefully impact doctors & health carers to do more work than just using reports which may be false.

Pain ASSessment Inaccuracies & Health Issues

Rhapsodie’s Visual PAIN Diary- From September 2013 into April 2017

 Rhapsodie’s ideas to improve Medical ASSESSMENTS by doctors

PAIN Variables

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