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WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b5. Problems with Diabetes & INFO updates

For insulin dependent diabetics the problems 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. The patterns demonstrated on the May, June, and July 2019 pages are not repeated exactly there are alterations that continue, but the patterns are repeated though with those variations.

The low pattern & high pattern get more dramatic. I’ve had insulin changes that were over 5 units higher with the highs in the newer cycles and over 5 units lower in the newer cycles. My shifts are done on 0.05 increments based on the basals I’ve set with my insulin pump, if you’re not using the insulin pump then this means having knowledge of how the insulin percentages may vary.

Insulin Changes with Whoops Disease

The pattern changes repeat, so having knowledge of that means you can shift insulin in preparation of the change of a new day if you are having insulin shifts with Whoops Disease. Please remember the amount of insulin you take is NOT what I am taking, which means the insulin amount variables differ for you & for me, but the percentages of shift from me may help you. Pattern wise with the changes it’s generally been 5 sets of days for ups and 5 sets of days for downs, then a more normal cycle for about 2 weeks a month, which is likely the same for you because that’s a Whoops Disease shift thing.


These are based on my numbers, you have your own rates, so I’m adding percentage factors based on my rates which may assist you in understanding the shifts with your basal insulin more. Plus the information about how to do the calculations can be done with calculators, computers, on paper OR any other way for you to be able to determine shifts and changes with your insulin rates.

The time frames for these changes up & down extended for weeks, BUT I’ve tried to list the daily numbers so you can see the change patterns for your own uses. Microsoft Excel was used, because I’ve taken the column & row numbers to share on the images for matching the patterns with separate images for your uses.

Basal Changes2- Basal Change Percentages If you look at these numerical calculations you can see how there is a 0% change like every 7 days, it may assist you in figuring out the insulin shifts for your body. If the percentages of my changes are similar to the percentages of your changes that can be fine. BUT please take care, this disease has had different symptoms in some ways between males and females, and it may also be the case with the percentages of insulin changes.

Sugar Change Pattern Shifts

The sugar change pattern shifts for me have meant that the earlier patterns of basal change of umbrellaed the numbers for the lower basal uses are going lower, the numbers with the higher basal uses are going higher so there are greater leaps in the changes as time has progressed. This means that I’ve had high daily basals going over 38 units per day with low daily basals going under 19 the next month. The numbers on the percentage change charts above are based on past figures from May, June, and July when I started making record of the insulin change patterns. Who knows what the coming weeks and days will be for me AND for you.

I hope this helps if you need the information.

Other Connecting Posts



WHOOPS DISEASE- 2b. Water Weight Chart Comparisons




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- 7b5. Problems with Diabetes & INFO updates

WHOOPS DISEASE-7c. Cure for Diabetes

WHOOPS DISEASE- 8. Treatment Issues & Action Options

WHOOPS DISEASE- 7b1. Problems with Diabetes

Many of the issues with diabetes aren’t being discussed here, just how WHOOPS DISEASE really impacts diabetics, people possibilities to get diabetes from WHOOPS DISEASE, and people with WHOOPS DISEASE have greater hassles with their diabetes if they have it. Some aspects of these pages will be shifted into new pages, but not at the moment, sorry for the massive size of this document which still needs fixing for readers.

New Diabetics…

with issues of previous diabetics also.

Some people get diabetes with WHOOPS DISEASE, eventual ‘cure’ treatment for WHOOPS DISEASE should take away the ‘new diabetes’ AND possibly the ‘previous diabetes’ also.  The diabetic issues of Rhapsodie are probable with the new diabetics also, BUT the possibility of returning to normal after WHOOPS DISEASE is ‘cured’ means that the diabetes problems will go away also with those people. This is different for people who have had diabetes.

Previous Diabetics

Rhapsodie has been type 1 diabetic since she was 5, so she reads these symptoms versus her diabetic normality’s.

Sugar & Insulin Use Records

Rhapsodie has, recently, formed a spreadsheet to keep track of the super frequent insulin changes and how these relate with her sugar levels. BUT it takes hours each day to add the numbers and interpret the information beyond normal patterns & cycles. While the spreadsheet can help doctors, for Rhapsodie, she also needs to be watching the Minimed 670G Insulin Pump graph patterns. It’s not the easiest thing in the world and it’s continuous work.

As is mentioned below the coloring added to these charts could be done hourly, but it’s not at present for Rhapsodie the best way to do that. The basal change colors are based on basal (underlying base uses of insulin for life without food as a factor) insulin amount changes. Using the comparisons from the previous days makes it easier to determine how to color versus doing it as the basals are being changed. Other insulin pump systems and sugar checkers could make this easier if the graphs are accurate enough to utilize AND if they are keeping basal rates in record with the other information.

Some insulin pump options & sugar checker options, like the CGM systems which may OR may not be insulin pump integrated, also have graphing which may allow memory systems to keep records of the basal patterns corresponding to living with diabetes also.

CGM Information

You can find information using the search engines you prefer to find

  • CGM’s; OR Continuous Glucose Monitors involve poking into the sking so they aren’t loved OR really even liked by me causing more holes in my body every time they are used.
    • The NO Prick Sugar Checkers, I’ve located in research are really not ‘approved’ by the United States FDA maybe comments can cause them to do more approving. They haven’t approved the 3 I like the most yet, but with checking my sugar up to 23 times a day recently, then poking in the sensor device, then poking in the insulin needles regularly my body is more scarred than not from needle pricks. The ones I like may OR may not be able to be linked to insulin pumps, they may OR may not be able to share that information gotten with computer systems but some of them have that available with NO PRICKING AT ALL! More No Prick Links below!


But here are some links to options I’ve heard about and have observed on occasion.

Some Insulin Pump & CGM Connected Options

Other Pricking CGM options without insulin systems connected

No Prick Glucose Monitors which may work as well with CGM &/OR insulin pumps

  • GlucoTrack– Clips on ear for readings AND may be approved already with the FDA
    • Clips on ear, reads the numbers within one minute, uses a combination of Ultrasonic, Electromagnetic, and Heat capacity. (thermal) for reading the sugars and allows USB connection to cell phone, tablets, computers for charting the information, and will allow numbers to be added manually to the pump. Problem only reads when used, but that’s fine for the use with the sensor & the ear clip may hurt in repeated uses over weeks, months & years of time.
  • CNOGA– BG meter is NOT approved by FDA for blood glucose monitoring. BUT their other machines offer that as an option with the devices, but the programming needs to be loaded for this option to be active-
    • VSM- Vital Signs Monitor
      • VSM intended to suit the customers specific needs and includes 3 versions according to customers’ requirements. The basic VSM measures 3 bio-parameters includes Pulse, Blood pressure and Oxygen saturation (SpO2). Additional parameters such as Blood gases or Hematology parameters can be added to the device [BUT you need to ask, to get those, the U.S. FDA has not approved this for sugar checking.] VSM approved for marketing in more than 37 countries (Certifications: CE, CFDA , Anvisa).Cnoga Medical is the only company in the world approved by the U.S FDA for cuff less monitoring of blood pressure & Pulse
        • Pulse
        • Oxygen saturation (SpO2)
        • Continuous, Non-invasive Cuff-free Blood Pressure
        • [BUT NOT for sugar checking yet!]
    • COG- Combo Glucometer (CoG) [Not U.S. FDA approved, stupid]Place your finger, close the lid and measurement start automatically …within 1 minute.
      • Non-invasive Glucometer
      • No pricking, No pain
      • Personal Device
      • For Adult Diabetics (age>18)
      • Suitable for Type1 and Type2
      • Small and Lightweight – ˜100g
      • Compact and Easy-to-use
      • Unlimited usage life
      • 500 Measurement memory
    • MTX- Matrix Monitor- approved in U.S. but super complicated for simple glucose measures because of the multiples tested at one time
      • Continuous, Non-invasive and Cuff-free Blood Pressure
      • Non-invasive Hemoglobin,
        • Hematocrit, and
        • RBC
      • Non-invasive Blood Gases (Ph, PCO2, PO2, O2&CO2 Content)
      • Non invasive Cardiac Output , Stroke Volume, MAP
      • Less than 60 seconds test
      • Four LED lights shine wavelengths from visual light to infrared light through the fingertip.
      • As the light wave pass through the fingertip, some of it is absorbed and the light signal is changed.
      • Next, a camera sensor detects the changed light signal in real time.
      • Using patented algorithms and a vast amount of data MTX analyze the correlation between the signal and bio parameters
  • Gluco-wise– In development
    • can be used on ear OR with hands using radio waves and totally non-invasive, but still in testing, can allow the numbers to be manually added to the pump. Problem only reads when used, but that’s fine with the sensor for pump in use also.
  • GlucoTrack– Clips on ear for readings AND may be approved already with the FDA
    • Clips on ear, reads the numbers within one minute, uses a combination of Ultrasonic, Electromagnetic, and Heat capacity. (thermal) for reading the sugars and allows USB connection to cell phone, tablets, computers for charting the information, and will allow numbers to be added manually to the pump. Problem only reads when used, but that’s fine for the use with the sensor & the ear clip may hurt in repeated uses over weeks, months & years of time.
  • Lightouch non-invasive glucose monitoring device
  • More No-Prick Options Info

Rhapsodie’s Insulin Changes & Sugar Hassles with WHOOPS DISEASE

For Rhapsodie’s life with WHOOPS DISEASE and insulin changes having records of Blood Glucose (BG) tests for accurate uses she has built an Excel Spreadsheet chart . For her it’s generally a follow up used to double check her basal & sugar record patterns, BUT it could help others to set up their patterns if they are aware of things before they get hit with them.  A technologist reviewing Rhapsodie’s problems with the ‘auto-mode’ option of the 670G told her, “ 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 automode in action.” This has meant my actions NOT using automode have kept me healthier.

Finger Pricking Hassles

I don’t like other features of automode also, but Minimed does take comments and put them on record, so some of my suggestions have worked, my sugar reports through their systems now include more of my finger prick measures.

  • I’m pricking my fingers about 11 times a day, that’s a big problem with the sugar hassles, because my skin is dryer and scarring is greater.
    • I try to remember to change my fingers regularly, but this sugar checker is a problem for using my lower ears, BUT you might find pricking your lower ear lobes works well with less finger pricking needed. The pain sensors at the lower ear lobes are less than on the fingers. The edges of the ears beneath an earring hole are better locations than higher, because pain sensitivity goes up the higher up the ear, the closer to ear stiffness you get.

Other WHOOPS DISEASE Sugar Oddities & Hassles

I’m sorry everyone, I’ve only been handling the diabetes by Minimed Insulin Pumps for over 20 years. That has meant, with more recent machines, my sugar checker in communicating with the pump have allowed my doctors some records to use. BUT I haven’t taken the time with WHOOPS DISEASE to chart the information too accurately until just recently. And (more…)

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