Food Journal

Abby888
By Abby888 Latest Reply 2011-09-02 07:12:06 -0500
Started 2011-08-31 04:54:50 -0500

Dealing with Diabetes is extremely difficult for me but I think I have found something that creates accountability. I started a food journal. I write down EVERYTHING I eat and drink and what my blood sugar was at the time. I am able to bring it with me to my appointments with my Diabetes "team". I don't see my doctor until October. I can't wait to see what my A1C is at that time.

Tags: weight loss

12 replies

Bogy
Bogy 2011-09-01 09:59:34 -0500 Report

I have begun to journal at the request of my Physicisn assistant.I helpes me to be more aware of what I eat and anticipate what my bs will be. Like that idea. Pete

realsis77
realsis77 2011-08-31 14:22:32 -0500 Report

I kept a food journel when I was first diaganosed. It was a wonder valuable tool! It also helped me see what foods were raising my blood sugar! Sadly I became lazy and stopped writing in my journel! I really should start up again! I learned so much about myself from it! Learning what foods to avoid and what foods were good. Very valuable information!perhaps I'll get inspired and start one again!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-09-01 09:55:21 -0500 Report

I am in the same place as you....it is frustrating to know that something will help, but I just can't get my butt in gear. I even bought some new note books with the intent....sigh.

Marytea
Marytea 2011-08-31 09:22:59 -0500 Report

I journal too. It helps me to see patterns and cause and effect relationships. The benefits of journaling far outweigh any inconvenience.

MewElla
MewElla 2011-08-31 07:06:56 -0500 Report

I too keep a journal, not only with all food eaten for the day, but my test #'s,and exercise noted, anything unusual that day, like being stressed, sick, or something unusual…Done this for 18 mo since diagnosed and it really helps me and dr to see what works and does not work for me..Makes me accountable to MYSELF!!

Weizy
Weizy 2011-09-02 07:12:06 -0500 Report

I haven't kept a journal for a while now, but I am going ot get back into the habit. You are right, it helps if you keep track of BS, A1C, and anything that may be causing the readings to be off. thank you so much for reminding me to start using a journal to write everything including stress, how I am feeling, and exercise so that I will know what is helping and what is not.

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