A no-hitter (also known as a no-hit game) is a baseball game in which one team has no hits. In Major League Baseball, the team must be without hits during the entire game, and the game must be at least nine innings. A pitcher who prevents the opposing team from achieving a hit is said to have "thrown a no-hitter".
A "no-hitter" as defined by Holly, the diabetic:
A no-hitter (also known as a streamline) is a time period in which a diabetic does not hit their high or low threshold on their CGM. For a Dexcom user, they must be without any alarms during the entire day, and the day must be at least 24 hours. A diabetic who prevents their blood sugars from reaching a threshold is said to have "bolused a no-hitter".
Ever since I got started with Constance, it has become a little game for me to achieve a perfect 24-hour graph line where I don't hit my high or low threshold. The closest I've come is getting to 12 hours, maybe 15 or so, but not a complete 24 hour graph. I know my CGM is supposed to my a long-term diabetes tool, but the competitive side of me is trying win this "game".
The other night I had made the ultimate no-hitter faux paus, I talked about it. I was looking at my graph and told Trey, "Wow, I've gone 11 hours without an alarm. Maybe I can get my no-hitter." Then, not 30 minutes later, I get a low alarm of 68 mg/dL. "Dangit! I knew I shouldn't have said anything."
This is definitely NOT a no-hitter.
I have often thought about eating extremely low carb and not doing much activity in order to achieve my no-hitter graph, but that would be cheating. It would be like purposefully walking the best hitter on the opposing team so they wouldn't get a hit. I don't want to do it that way. I want my no-hitter to be the result of managing MY diabetes, and MY diabetes includes pizza (the ultimate MVP batter), working around the house, and playing softball. I want my no-hitter to be in the World Series of diabetes. (And I bet you would like another anology by now.)