How do you keep your records?

Melissa Dawn
By Melissa Dawn Latest Reply 2008-07-18 13:42:35 -0500
Started 2008-07-18 04:06:04 -0500

One of my biggest battles with diabetes is good record keeping. The memories in my pump and glucose kit used to be my resource. As I'd reach the doctors office, I'd quickly pull them out and record a weeks worth of numbers.

I'm really good about testing my blood sugar regularly (6 times a day on average). I treat everything (very easy with the pump). I just don't write it down.

I've started doing this in google docs and it's helped a lot. I'm much more diligent about writing things down on the computer, and I don't have to carry something in my purse. The problem is that when I go out of town or on trips and don't have a computer in front of me all the time (like I do at work and home) then I fall behind.

So, any tricks? How do you keep track of your blood sugars, food intake, etc?

3 replies

GabbyPA 2008-07-18 13:42:35 -0500 Report

I have been trying to put together a book for us. I am bad about writing things down because I have to create a sheet specifically for me, then it is on a big page and I can't make it easy to take with me. Who wants to carry a big notebook like we did in school?
That is why I want to make one. I had posted a discussion on helping me with what you guys need to have to log. I don't have type 1 and I am sure that you have different things to log than type 2's.
I also want to log more than numbers and carb counts...I want to log emotions, events, body cues, and other things that help me understand my body better in all accounts. A book that you can look at WITH your doctor. Who knows, but you could be the one to find the key thru close logging.

SO....if any of you have things you would like to see in a log book or ways that make it easier for you, PLEASE share. I would love to hear from you so I can make a book that all of us can use.

LoriJ 2008-07-18 11:24:07 -0500 Report

I'm having a hard time getting into the habit of writing things down & have been counting on my meters memory. Any advice ?

Dancehawk 2008-07-18 08:16:11 -0500 Report

I keep my note book in the bathroom where I test I right it down before I toss my strip in the trash.
Food I right it down before I start to eat, and I started doing breaking down my carbs to so I can see if I spiked and the reason why.
go to
sign up its free and down load the book, inside the book is a link to a really great program that helps you caculate and see what your meal breaks down to plus you can run a track of your numbers on the computer too.
if you join lifemasters they have a site to put in your morning numbers and will email you and your doctor a monthly graft of your numbers.
I know its tough getting into hte habbit, but it is well worth doing.

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