Log book

By Flustrated Latest Reply 2014-03-17 22:10:45 -0500
Started 2014-03-03 12:21:22 -0600

How close to normal is the log book with A1C?

43 replies

lorene1212 2014-03-09 21:37:38 -0500 Report

I really wish I could find a diabetic counselor so I can learn more…Not sure where to begin, and where they would be. My insurance is Masshealth would they accept it… Oh well talking out loud…

lorene1212 2014-03-17 22:10:45 -0500 Report

jaybee I looked and read the link you sent that is excellent never seen this ever… I did know my meter can tell you how many day bs are. I write mine every day whether good or bad… I dropped my meter sometime last month so I am not trusting meter until battery goes and I call someone to help me get it working properly…

riv9ju 2014-03-09 18:57:57 -0500 Report

My avg is 145 .what is my AC1?

jayabee52 2014-03-09 19:14:13 -0500 Report

To be accurate, that would have to be established by either a Blood test through your Dr, or an A1c meter. Since your average BG is not 24/7/90days (like an A1c would be) it could only be an estimated A1c because not all the data is included. . I did a search on this and found little of value to give you. You may check out this ~ http://www.bd.com/us/diabetes/page.aspx?cat=7... and reverse the two numbers. the closest to your 145 on that chart is a 154 which averages out to A1c of 7. So you may be somewhere like 6.5 or so.

lorene1212 2014-03-05 23:06:38 -0600 Report

An A1c count is an overall test of the last 3-4 months. Log book does not say what A1C counts are.. They help you to see where it is you need to work on. My counts are beginning to come back down but a week an half ago I stopped using prednazone. I have to take the exact amount of prednazone for my lungs.. copd flareups is what they call them. Today morn sug. was 182 lunch 232 that does not mean you over ate it means for me I am not eating the right things. I have food probs and no car so I depend on my girlfriend to pick me…take me shopping ect… Everyone is different, my things are not yours. Do you understand this…?

lorene1212 2014-03-05 23:08:31 -0600 Report

OHHHH This is quite new… logbook readings… hmmmm what if you only take readings before you eat like me? I still take reading after as well… ?

Flustrated 2014-03-06 09:06:09 -0600 Report

Thank you for the input. I take readings before, most of the time after and occasionally during night. I just started using this log book and get an idea how I am doing. It amazing because it even gives you a colored warning green good orange in middle and red your in for trouble.

David Wentz
David Wentz 2014-03-04 13:47:05 -0600 Report

Is this logbook likean app for your phone?

Flustrated 2014-03-04 14:57:21 -0600 Report

When you go into your profile they have a log book there. Click into that and when you enter your readings before and after meals it comes up with an estimate A1C. That's what my question was how close to right is it.

Copperchef 2014-03-04 08:34:51 -0600 Report

Ok, I found it under my profile. Don't really use it. Have enough things to remember. Anyway, I suffer from CRS or Old Timers disease, whichever you want to use. That is just another tool for those who wish to us it.
I had a 6.1 spike in my A1c last month, due to laziness on my part, but am now back on track. After 3 months, I am back down to 5.4 and my average 90 day BS is 118. I don't log as my machine does that for me as well as my doctors office has all my A1c's at my computer finger tips. Just sayin'.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-03-03 19:34:55 -0600 Report

I agree with "Copperchef", ???Logbook??? My Dr. takes my A1C every 3 months. My last one in February was 5.6…I think that's pretty good. I don't need a logbook to keep track of that. Could you please explain further what you meant by log book?

Flustrated 2014-03-04 09:33:59 -0600 Report

My husband eats the same thing I do and more and he is a five and I'm an eight. I protest.

draco59 2014-03-07 08:28:00 -0600 Report

all people are different, as well as there body chemistry. I can have a certain type of chocolate Ice cream and it doesn't effect my sugar, but when I don't have it, I find my self eating and snacking more… if things effected use the same and had the same results, there would be 1 pill or injectable for everyone, but there's not and that's frustrating…

Pynetree 2014-03-03 21:25:50 -0600 Report

What FLUSTRATED was asking is..would he be able to ascertain his A1C #, by just looking at his logbook of Finger stick BG readings. A Logbook is what most people use to make a note of their every finger stick BG test results.
COPPERCHEF, was asking where on this site is the LOGBOOK…not what is a logbook.
Good result on your last A1C - 5.6 is great.
i too have mine taken every 3 months, last test result was 5.9 ~ I have kept my A1C under 6.0 for over ten years, with the exception of 2 times, once after being in rehab & Hospitals for 4 months~ it went up to 6.9, and another time it was 5.7 in Sept..I had pneumonia, sick for months and in Dec. my A1C had jumped to 6.4 !

draco59 2014-03-07 08:23:34 -0600 Report

I use a spreed sheet to keep track of mine along with my A1C, blood pressure's weight and miles walked a day. So when I go see any one of my Drs. I just print it out and they have a hard copy of it and the list of my meds and supplements…

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-03-04 14:26:15 -0600 Report

Dear Pynetree; Thank you for your input, I appreciate that you let me know what Frustrated meant by Logbook. I keep track of each of my sticks each day. I figure that if I drop to low someone can look back and see what's going on with me hopefully and act accordingly. I too have had various higher readings when I too was in re-hab last Summer and recently in the hospital with accute broncitus and pneumonia. I haven't had the big "D" as long as you but I started at 13.8 down to where I am now. Thanks to Diabetic Connect and great folks like you. Not to mention a lot of hard work…LOL

camerashy 2014-03-03 23:40:56 -0600 Report

I sure wish I could even get mine under 7.5. I don't show my log book to my doctor because I like him and would feel just AWFUL if he had a heart attack and keeled over.

Pynetree 2014-03-04 13:24:02 -0600 Report

camerashy … At my last appointment, with new Endo, on Dec.23 - She has told me that my A1C's (always from 5.2 to 5.9) ~ is under TOO GOOD CONTROL! So now my goal is to raise my A1c to 7.0. We have cut one of my diabetes meds to half dosage, and she said to loosen up. Studies founds that for Seniors, there is no benefit for staying in such tight control. So..news to me!

lorene1212 2014-03-03 19:27:25 -0600 Report

I am almost catching that the value of the governing bodies require different things and numbers vary …hmmm, that is a bit mushy for me to understand but believe I am injesting what you are saying. draco I am on sliding scale and have only had diabetes for 5 yrs or so and really would like to find a diabetic counselor or it may be different name. I have heard that you can learn so much by groups of people getting together and discuss what they feel and also learn by others and what they do in order to live each day feeling somewhat ok..
I still am where flustrated is only several yrs living with sliding scale and highs and not getting lows any time soon )- I have been working at it and even been taking time to eat and enjoy and give my body time to except food.

draco59 2014-03-07 08:18:23 -0600 Report

I've been one about 8 or 9 yrs. now. It's still hard for me to believe I'm one, I know one day I would be, family history, but because my numbers seem nothing compared to the rest of the people on here. in all this time my BS have only gone over 200 once (late dinner out) or below 70. I was an MLT for almost 25 yrs, my wife and daughter are both RN's and some of the numbers I've seen over the yrs. makes me feel, well… not a true diabetic, but I know I am. But after an illness this past summer, my sugars are all over the place, my last A1C was 6.3, that was back in October. I see my Endocrinologist next month, so we'll see what it is then. that's what I've heard too, but the people here have been very helpful as well. But I live in a rural area and it an hour drive to my Drs., so as you can imagine, I'm not involved in any. But if you have them available to you, by all means use them…
I just take mine 2X a day, and take Victoza in the morning and that's all. I try and watch what I eat and I just have been cleared by my Dr. after my illness this pass summer to exercise again, I've started swimming again…

draco59 2014-03-03 15:18:45 -0600 Report

If you mean "normal" as in normal value, it depends on what the lasted ranges agreed on by the how ever sets it. I was and MLT in hospital lab for over 25 yrs., what are considered "normal" values are always changing as we better understand the mean of the value in the body, the precision of the analyzer, governing bodies that set them and to me the most important two; 2. your age, our bodies change a we age so the ranges will change, but to me the biggest is the individual them self. Everyone is different, what works for one may not work for some else, that why it's very important to find a dr. you trust and stay with them, they'll see over time what is normal for you. Normal values are just a base point to start, they are so much more than just numbers to go by…

haoleboy 2014-03-03 20:35:15 -0600 Report

isn't normal a1c between 4% and 5.6%? or am I misinformed?

draco59 2014-03-03 22:06:29 -0600 Report

most Endocrinologist, and the ADA says any thing below 6% for non diabetics and below 7 - 6.5% for most diabetics… also depending how you react to one any lower. I work with someone that's been a Type 1 since a preteen can't go below 7% or he goes into seizures…

Pynetree 2014-03-03 14:48:47 -0600 Report

Your Log Book entries will show you what your Blood Glucose Averages are, if you are testing often and recording it, then you'll see your Average BG for 30 days ~ or whatever time period.
The A1C is a Medical Blood Test that will show you the BG range for the past three or four months.
So you can compare the averages you get by recording all your finger sticks, to the average A1C. But you can't get your actual A1c number, except with the blood test.

Flustrated 2014-03-03 13:17:50 -0600 Report

I have started to use the log book in our profiles and was wondering if it was a good way to find out your A1C?

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2014-03-03 22:16:37 -0600 Report

The log book here on the site is just a tracker to provide a place for you to keep track of your blood sugar readings. you can also record your a1c readings in the logbook to see how you are doing over time. But the log book doesn't have the ability to analyze any of the data that you input. The best way to find out your a1c is to have your doctor test it for you when you go in every few months.

Flustrated 2014-03-04 09:39:58 -0600 Report

I keep track of my A1C because I want to get it down but my GP saw my reading at one time seven in a half and said that's just about normal for me. My husband seems to think because I went through chemo and radiation is one reason for the diabetes. This was in 1994 so I'm still here just battling diabetes.

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