Monoriting yourself

By sprink Latest Reply 2011-09-03 16:15:16 -0500
Started 2011-09-03 15:47:07 -0500

Each day my routine is as follows:
1. Blood sugar
2. Eat
3. log my sugars and the amount of insulin I have take for the cards for
breakfast plus the sliding scale, if needed.

I do this every time I eat. I recommend everyone doing this. It will help improve your eating habits, times, amounts and better understanding for the amounts of insulin you are taken for each carb.

Also, lots of water. You will start to realize the more energy and better control you have obtained. It is also best to write everything down for yourself as well as your doctor. I fax a weeks worth of information to me doctor each Monday morning. When you see your doctor they will have all the information on hand. Life is much easier. If you don't believe me, just try it!!! Jim

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jayabee52 2011-09-03 16:09:39 -0500 Report

I used to do much the same for my blind bride "Jem" only I sent it to my endo every 3 days or so. She had difficulty keeping her BG's below 200s because she had Lupis and RA and the only meds which worked for her was prednisone or cortisone shots, which would raise her BG numbers, sometimes higher than the meter could read. We then had to wean her off the steroids and work to bring her BGs down closer to normal range. She had just had an RA flare prior to her passing from this life.

I myself haven't had problems with ultra high BG numbers, and I am no longer in contact with Jem's endo.

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