Daily Logging of BS

Goddess
By Goddess Latest Reply 2008-10-13 11:19:49 -0500
Started 2008-10-10 08:55:43 -0500

How many actually log every blood test you take yourself?


22 replies

Anonymous
Anonymous 2008-10-13 11:19:49 -0500 Report

I keep a daily record in my meter logbook and on Fridays of every week I e-mail them to my Doctor, to see if he wants to make any changes. I make notes next to mine on how I was feeling or what I ate if I was high and what my pain level was at.

Petrea
Petrea 2008-10-10 18:30:30 -0500 Report

I get a weekly planner at the Dollar Tree starting January every year and write everything down & the dr. always goes over it with me each visit.

NamVet - 21894
NamVet - 21894 2008-10-10 15:24:18 -0500 Report

That is great all the sites and more than not are Logging numbers. My Dr would scream at me if I did not bring in my Monitor and book. He downloads and looks at my numbers. He downloads my CGM also. Now he will my Pump!!
How else will he know how to treat me????
NamVet

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-11 23:40:55 -0500 Report

I agree with you Nam> My Md would say, You knew you were coming today, how could I help you without your log. I think to me a AC1 is 3 months of random BG put together for your average total for the 3 months. But out of 3 months what of is you had 2 really bad weeks in that 3 months, how does that AC1 test tell the MD what you did wrong? Thats why I log my BG and write what what I did or ate wrong that day, or if I was stressed out. Thats just the way I do it. Thanks…

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-10-10 15:18:37 -0500 Report

I've been logging mine online using SugarStats.com.

I like that the site gives me stats and does averages for me. It even has a place for me to track exercise and carbs as well as meds.

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-10-10 14:35:43 -0500 Report

Hi Misery,
I do when my levels are sparatic. I used to do a daily log, but when I showed my dietician/doctor neither was interested in looking for patterns, so I quit. I will do so off/on when I see something is not normal for me. Also, I will monitor them when I am trying new foods to see how my bg reacts.

Thanks, Leigh

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-10 14:40:39 -0500 Report

That is sad that your doctors were not interested in looking for patterns in your log. Isn't that a tool that they would need to perscribe your meds? How will they know when to tell you to take certain ones? My mom found that when she switched a couple of hers around, her numbers worked much better, and she based that on her readings. I find that weird...but there are a lot of them out there that do things I don't get.

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-10-10 14:44:19 -0500 Report

hi Gabby,
They go by my three month readings. A1C count
dumb huh?

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-11 01:43:20 -0500 Report

I guess that isn't dumb, but it just seems so lacking. Who knows if your A1C could have been better if he found patterns in your daily accounts and changed your meds or suggested a differnt nutrition or exercise approach?

When I finally get to see my doctor I am going to make sure he listens to all that I have been doing because he should. If he isn't interested, then I will just have to find one who is. They just burn me sometimes....grrrrr

jillann
jillann 2008-10-10 13:55:38 -0500 Report

I write them, Dr.s download and look, it's about the only way to c my carbs when i eat. those( carbs) i don't enter into the meter

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-10 13:21:46 -0500 Report

I record my tests because I have a brain like a sive and need to find my patterns. Plus, then I can get really excited when I have a good week and compare weeks back a ways. I am old school, I still like paper and pen, call me silly, but the computer is not always what I like to use.

sparkysmom
sparkysmom 2008-10-10 13:16:37 -0500 Report

I was til I ran out of test strips. I will again when I have money to buy more.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-10 13:19:35 -0500 Report

If you are looking for inexpensive test strips, try Ebay. That is where I get mine and I have had no problem with them at all. I usually get 200 strips for $20 including shipping. Check it out.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-10 13:14:27 -0500 Report

Been doing it for 45 yrs now, except when I was hospitalized. Got the readings from them before I got discharged.

NamVet - 21894
NamVet - 21894 2008-10-10 13:06:30 -0500 Report

I log them, then I download them and send to my Doctor in Indiana, and Calif.
Then I put them on the sites I have joined like MyCareTeam.
NamVet

Goddess
Goddess 2008-10-10 08:59:51 -0500 Report

I don't write mine down. They are stored in my meter.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-10 13:26:20 -0500 Report

My meter only stores so many. Do you not keep records to see how your doing month to month. I also write by my BG what I ate different or if I was having a bad day so I know why my BG was hi that day.

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