Reasons to maintain a Diabetic logbook

Reasons to maintain a Diabetic logbook

Have you ever thought of keeping a diabetes diary? It may feel like an extra work that you don't have time for, but keeping a diabetes journal is one of many simple solutions that can improve your diabetes management.

1. We need data to optimize treatment.

For that Diabetes and Dates are our Best Friends Forever. Without data, it's hard to know what to change or what to focus on.So if you arrive without measuring your blood sugar levels, don't be upset if your doctor sends you home. It's like trying to mail something without an address, missing some pretty important information.
Unfortunately, doctors doesn't have super natural powers. They can't figure out your blood sugar just by looking at you.Also, whileHbA1c provides excellent general information, it is deceptive and not enough information to optimize treatment. may not provide But data logging isn't just about making doctors' lives easier. Recording data is also good for you!
A great diabetes device records data in memory, but that information has no context. Logbooks can record additional treatment-related information such as:

  • insulin
  • carbohydrates (what and how much)
  • Activity level or exercise or any physical activity (type and duration)
  • Location (At home or on the go?)
  • Your stress
  • Notes and more...

Relationships between blood Glucose levels, food intake, physical activity, insulin doses and more become clearer and easier to understand, allowing you to quickly recognize patterns. Outliers in your data can also be found and fixed (or ignored if there is good reason to do so). Which helps you to reach target range.

2. Regular recording can improve blood sugar Levels and HbA1c

More attention to diabetes should improve overall diabetes management. Makes sense, right? The more attentive you are, the more you can keep track of things and get nuanced feedback just because you're looking at captured information. Sound like a plan?Regular monitoring helps us better understand  Blood Glucose levels. That said, there may be signs of improvement in blood sugar levels and her HbA1c. We know that diabetes can affect both the mind and the body. Think of logging as a method of self-care. The small things you can do every day can make a big difference, not only to your diabetes but also to your mental health.Logging puts you in the driver's seat and I take great joy in strengthening my commitment to better diabetes Care Plan. can do.

3. Ever been asked about your blood sugar levels?

Whether you need to show your records to your doctor, insurance company, or curious cat, the journal has you covered. In some countries, for financial compensation or reimbursement, he will be asked to submit a 3-6 month blood glucose Meters along with his insulin pump or her CGM application. Other countries require records only to obtain monthly test strips. If you're not asked for those records, you're blessed with some very friendly (or sleeping) employees. A well-documented logbook can make the difference between approval and rejection. It's not hard to find stories of denials due to falsified protocols or insufficient data. Keeping a diary gives you peace of mind that you have everything you need for your next diabetes data audit.


Of course, keeping a diabetes diary takes some time, but it's worth it in the end. A delicious cake cannot be made without someone baking it. You can't get to a vacation spot without first traveling. A journey to better diabetes management and develop a diabetes care plan.

Once started, logging quickly becomes a habit. Especially if the logbook fits your lifestyle, it has real-time benefits and can help you better understand your diabetes.Momentum keeps you going. And congratulate yourself for keeping logs full of data. Yes! can do this!

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References for the article: 

Diabetes Education Online. (Accesses December 20, 2020)