Free Excel Spreadsheets to monitor BG levels

Father Fred
By Father Fred Latest Reply 2014-07-24 03:52:15 -0500
Started 2009-10-30 11:27:07 -0500

My name is Fred Munzlinger. I was diagnosed as type II diabetic in April 2009. My doctor said I could control my blood glucose levels with diet and exercise. He prescribed a blood glucose meter and told me to take measurements three or four times a day. At that point, I was on my own.

I went to the internet to learn about type II diabetes. I also went to the internet to find free software that I could use to record BG readings, meals and exercise and times. I was disappointed, so I created an Excel spreadsheet. I am a retired computer software engineer and enjoyed creating the spreadsheets. I also found that my doctor did not want to analyze all my data and that I had to be my own analyst.

I am offering these Excel spreadsheets to anyone who would like them. They are free. I hope you find them useful. I could use constructive criticism and suggestions.

Send me your email address and I will send you the Excel spreadsheets.

Fred Munzlinger
f.munzlinger@comcast.net small


65 replies

wrdcwrdcwrdc
wrdcwrdcwrdc 2014-07-24 02:20:19 -0500 Report

I seek to receive that legendary spreadsheet to help me in my diabetes.
My email is [w r d c w r d c @ h o t m a i l . c o m] without spaces

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-07-24 02:44:20 -0500 Report

what is it for which you seek?
BTW do you know that it is a violation of the Terms of use, which you signed when you joined, to post your email address or phone number in the open discussions? You may use the "edit" link below your post and edit out that address

BTW "Father fred" is no longer alive, so he'll not be answering your email anyway.

2010-06-22 06:10:23 -0500 Report

That's a very touching story. I'm glad our community is filled with happy members wiling to give out information.
Love to all GREG

Son Sean
Son Sean 2010-06-18 17:44:59 -0500 Report

My name is Sean Munzlinger or Kenneth Munzlinger which ever you prefer. My Dad, Fred, usually called me by my middle name Sean but most know me by my first name Kenneth or Ken.

I am regretfully writing all of you to inform you that Frederick D. Munzlinger has died. Fred died on May 4th 2010 (Star Wars day!) after a two week battle with a very aggressive leukemia and receiving an equally aggressive chemo treatment. May the 4th be with my Dad… always.

Before Dad died I was aware that he was making free Excel based charts for fellow diabetics to download. What I did not know was the number of people that his efforts were helping. I am collecting information regarding his project so that I can help “Father Fred” to keep helping others.

I will be assisting Fred with his little project as best I can but I do have a day job, software development projects of my own, and a two year old boy. What I am hoping to do is continue to offer the same tools that my Dad has created and to also improve them. I have some very good software development tricks up my sleeve as I am a software developer by trade. Hopefully the end result will be some mobile versions of his ideas for Android or iPhone users.

My first step is to gather all the information I can that Fred left behind and make certain that his work is made available for free. This includes going through his email and replying to messages that have gone unanswered. My second step is to learn a considerable amount about Diabetes and I know nothing about Diabetes. Lastly, I hope to improve upon his idea and help Dad accomplish his goal of helping even more people, for free.

Warm regards,

Kenneth Sean Munzlinger

sjsalem
sjsalem 2012-12-25 13:37:43 -0600 Report

Kenneth Sean — Just wondering if you ever developed software or mobile apps to continue your father's work? I see that you posted this note more than two years ago and, while I am sure there are many more messages than what I see here, the site doesn't let me view more than just this page of info. Thanks! As others have noted, I am sorry for your loss. Hopefully time has healed your pain. And I'm guessing your son (and maybe additional children since then) brings you reminders of your father on a continual basis! —Steve

MAYS
MAYS 2010-06-18 17:56:20 -0500 Report

That is very kind and thoughtful of you to continue his work.
I wish for you nothing but the best and much success in doing so.

Marta62
Marta62 2010-07-30 08:05:13 -0500 Report

Dear Ken,
So sorry to hear that your Dad passed away. I just came across this blog with the possibility to share his spreadsheet. Good for you that you're thinking of continuing what he began. I've had type 1 diabetes for 26 years and am now using an insulin pump. I also had a battle with leukemia in '95 … now …I call it my adventure. So sorry that your Dad didn't make it through - I understand all that he and your family went through.
Well, if you need input from an insulin pump user to help out in completing yours and his dream, let me know.
God bless!

paulaula
paulaula 2009-11-16 14:16:32 -0600 Report

I have downloaded the spreadsheets but now how do I get to them?
Paula

Father Fred
Father Fred 2009-11-16 19:33:58 -0600 Report

You either need Microsoft Excel or Open Office to open them. You can download Open Office for free from www.sun.com
Fred Munzlinger

Father Fred
Father Fred 2009-11-16 19:45:43 -0600 Report

What do you mean how can I get to them? They were downloaded to a directory on your computer. Do a search for the as a file "4_week-Master.xls" and you should find the directory they are located in. Then open the file with Excel or Open Office.

Father Fred

Father Fred
Father Fred 2009-11-16 19:45:44 -0600 Report

What do you mean how can I get to them? They were downloaded to a directory on your computer. Do a search for the as a file "4_week_Master.xls" and you should find the directory they are located in. Then open the file with Excel or Open Office.

Father Fred

august - 78603
august - 78603 2009-11-08 05:48:19 -0600 Report

Hi Fred,

It is so good of you to share this with the rest of us. I sent a private e-mail message for you to send the spreadsheets to me.

Thanks again!

salmanda
salmanda 2009-11-03 18:42:49 -0600 Report

I have a MacBook, and I don't have Excel. I do have a program called Open Office which makes an Excel program useable on a Mac. It is a free download from Sun Microsystems (the Java folks). The web address is: www.sun.com
I hope this helps the other people who have Macs. :)
Sal

Father Fred
Father Fred 2009-11-03 20:28:57 -0600 Report

This is an excellent suggestion. I have open office on a PC that does not have Excel and it opens the spreadsheet. If you do not have excel on a PC, then download open office from the site listed above. The spreadsheets should work.
Fred Munzlinger

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2009-11-03 17:19:01 -0600 Report

OK, here are a couple of links to download these Excel spreadsheets directly. By sheer coincidence, I have been working on an "official" Diabetic Connect Blood Sugar Log spreadsheet for several weeks. So I'm including a link to download Fred's spreadsheet and one for the Diabetic Connect version. They both do similar things. So you can try them both and see which one you like best.

Fred's Blood Sugar Spreadsheet
http://creative.alliancehealth.com/em/dc/4_Week_Master.xls

Diabetic Connect Blood Sugar Log spreadsheet
http://creative.alliancehealth.com/em/dc/Diabetic_Connect_Blood_Sugar_Log_Sheet.xls

fpesce
fpesce 2012-12-25 12:43:31 -0600 Report

Dear John,

I can not download these spreadsheets. I have Windows 7 and Office 2007 pro It says I have no permoissions to save in my location I really need these I was newly diagnosed and very confused, your spreadsheets would be a gift from God. Please help. frankpesce@aol.com small

Father Fred
Father Fred 2009-11-03 19:49:20 -0600 Report

Hello John;

I like what you have developed. You have some computing skills and talent. You should have made yours available to members a long time ago. Congradulations on a job well done.
I also sent you a one week master. This spreadsheet is slightly diffierent. It specifically has an exercise sheet that is not in the four week master. Some people like and use the exercise sheet. You might want to make it available also.

Great work
Fred Munzlinger

Father Fred
Father Fred 2009-11-03 19:53:03 -0600 Report

Hello John;

I sent you a small set of instructions. People who download my spreadsheet will also need the instructions.
Fred Munzlinger

rujo1971
rujo1971 2009-11-02 21:22:32 -0600 Report

Please e-mail me a spreadsheet, my e-mail address is beautybyruth@yahoo.com small. I would really appreciate it. I have to get better control of my diabetes, maybe this will help.

TOJO
TOJO 2009-11-02 12:54:44 -0600 Report

Hey Fred,How's life in your part of the woods? I'd love to receive spreadsheets,Please?
altreadwell0609@aol.com small

Thank you.

Darron
Darron 2009-11-02 10:32:35 -0600 Report

Hi Fred
I was dianosed in April 09 with type 2 also. It sounds like we had the same doctor. I have switched to an internal medicine doctor now and she has been great for me. I would like a copy of the sreadsheet and of I can offer any support just let me know. My email is dw29650@gmail.com small
Thanks
Darron

wellseason
wellseason 2009-11-01 22:58:19 -0600 Report

LJHIGH2010@GMAIL.COM small FOR SPREADSHEET

Father Fred
Father Fred 2009-11-01 23:34:09 -0600 Report

I sent the spreadsheets. I hope they are useful.
Fred Munzlinger

Leola - 74872
Leola - 74872 2009-11-02 09:48:44 -0600 Report

I thought I was the only one with a lousy doc. He gave me the diagnoies, wrote a script for metformin and tester. Said test tree times a day. That was the extent of it. No follow up. No information on the disease ect. I did't take it serious untill NOW. Two years lateter. I'm now in a panick trying to learn and do right by myself. I would love a spead sheet. Will e-mail you. Thanks much!!

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2009-10-30 13:50:22 -0500 Report

It is generally a really bad idea to list your full email address on a public forum. Spammers search the internet for pages such as this one to collect a bunch of unsuspecting people's email addresses.

We will see what we can do about setting up a link to simply download the excel spreadsheet directly without having to exchange email addresses.

Father Fred
Father Fred 2009-11-02 11:29:37 -0600 Report

Hello John;

I liked your suggestion to povide a link to make the spreradsheets available for download. I sent you an email with the spreadsheets attached. I also sent some instructions on how to use them. Keep in touch
Fred Munzlinger

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2009-11-02 11:35:18 -0600 Report

I received the files and we're working on a solution. Thanks, Fred, for sharing.

Father Fred
Father Fred 2009-11-02 18:45:50 -0600 Report

I am getting a number of emails requesting the spreadsheets. Seem like a lot of people with diabetis have microsoft excel and want to track their BG levels on a computer. There definitly is a need and the price is right. Free Free Free
Fred Munzlinger

judy makowski
judy makowski 2009-11-16 12:48:04 -0600 Report

Hi Fred,

I too would like to download? the sheets. When I try to print it all I can get is the wording and greeting. The sheets don't print out. What am I doing wrong. I am not good with the computer so please make it step by step.

I do have excell but don't know how to sue it yet. Thanks for your help

Judy

kristyns way
kristyns way 2009-11-02 19:48:47 -0600 Report

hi there ..i saw that there were spread sheets to down load ??… do you have any links to get those ??… please respond as soon as you can… thank you.. kristyns way..

London
London 2009-10-30 12:39:27 -0500 Report

That is exactly what my doc did. Gave a paper said here track your bs readings. Oh, by the way you have to make copies to last you 4 months. I think I do more work than he does. LOL