Using a Diabetic Log Book to Monitor Blood Glucose Levels
A diabetic log book is an important way to help you maintain healthy blood glucose levels. It is the window into your health and diabetes. Diabetic log books are convenient and can be key to understanding how your body, physical activity, stress and illness affects your diabetes. Your log book are very helpful have available when you meet with your doctor and other members of your health care team.
In a typical log book, you record the following information:
- Date and time
- Reading from your Blood Glucose Meter
- Comments that may have affected the reading such as what you ate, stress, physical activity, illness, medication, etc.
A diabetes log book can also contain a page where you can record other health indicators as well as your individual goals and recommended blood glucose target range.
As you make changes as advised by your doctor, you will be able to see this clearly by recording every glucose test in your log book. Your log book is key to measuring progress. Healthy blood glucose levels will help you keep your risk low for diabetes complications such as heart disease, vision problems, nerve damage and kidney disease.