Tips for tracking:
- Be consistent: Make it a habit to record each blood glucose reading and each insulin dose.
- Be complete: Most logs have a place to write notes. Use that space to write down changes in your routine, how your feel, whether you had ketones, etc. This extra information can help your diabetes care team assess your treatment.
- Watch for trends: Circle any blood glucose readings that are too high or too low. Can you see a pattern as to when these readings occur? (For example, do you tend to have lows after soccer practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays?) Discuss this with your care team.