Log Book

By electricrd Latest Reply 2015-03-23 13:32:17 -0500
Started 2015-03-12 23:56:34 -0500

Trying to help my newly diagnosed teenage daughter get organized with her logs. The small log book they gave her when she was released from the hospital does not have enough room for all the times they have her checking her bs. There was also not room for her to record her food intake. They have her checking about 7 times a day now. I'm sure as things settle down, that will taper off some. But, she is in college and works a part time job. She is checking it, as I'm sure everyone else does, when she wakes up and before meals. But, they also have her checking it every time before she drives. She is a full time student without back to back classes, so she does a lot of driving to and from class everyday, as well as to her job. We couldn't find any printable logs with enough room for all her checks. I looked online and even downloaded a few apps, but couldn't get them to work like I thought they should. Her phone is always with her. What apps have you found most helpful? It may be best for her to just continue the way she is doing it, which is writing it all down in her notebook in her purse. Thanks for suggestions.

5 replies

mking2730 2015-03-21 06:46:48 -0500 Report

I use the app mysugr with my daughter and love it. She can input info and them I can see it on my app. We can record an unlimited number of bs each day and add a bunch of other information like food, how she feels, pictures that represent of ton of different things. It is so easy to use that I cannot say enough good things about the app. It graphs how she is doing and gives averages. Then I can email and print reports. Love it!

Pegsy 2015-03-13 16:40:08 -0500 Report

I use a database program on my laptop. I never found any apps that keep the amount of detail that I needed in the beginning.

lilleyheidi 2015-03-13 01:45:29 -0500 Report

I think the apps on phones that I have looked at also only have room for before and after meals and before bed. If she needs for every time she drives, and as you say, that is a lot, I'd suggest she talk to a fellow school mate or put up a help wanted ad on a bulletin board at school for someone who uses Microsoft Excel to make up a spread sheet for her that she can use. (that is if she doesn't know how to do that herself). It might be easier to keep track of things than on a notebook pad in her purse. Just a thought. Best of luck to you.

jayabee52 2015-03-13 00:26:55 -0500 Report

Howdy Kellye
I am sorry I have no suggestions for apps. When my late wife was alive I used a log made up from a database program, which worked well for what we needed. In it i posted each time we took her BG levels, and then also how much insulin of what kind she needed to take. Since she had Lupis, she would have to take injections of cortisone or prednisone pills which would shoot her BG levels into the stratosphere. The Endo made up two sliding scales that I was responsible for administering to her (as she was also totally blind). I found a way to fit all that info on a tiny square on the DB program.

I know little to nothing about apps.

God's best to you