About a month ago I created a digital log book to help me change my insulin doses. I haven’t used a log book in years, and when I did use one I didn’t really use it to it’s full potential.
I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to actually keep a physical log book. I begin by writing everything down and keeping track of all of my numbers, and then eventually I just forget about it and stop writing down anything. I feel like it’s not really a big deal because my “glucometer” keeps a majority of my blood sugars in it’s memory. But I just want to be able to look back and see what is going on in my life and see how my blood sugars are reacting.
I started a new log book in digital form about a month ago. I took down the numbers for about half of the month. Then life happened and I lost track. I suppose I could go back and type in all my numbers so that I have them. But I don’t know if it is really worth it.
What are the benefits of physically writing down numbers in a log book? I think it is nice to be able to see all of my numbers for a day right next to each other and not in convoluted glucometer screens. Also (if I could figure out excel), I think it would be really cool to see them in a graph form. That way it would be real nice and easy to decide if I need to change any of my insulin doses.
At any rate, I was just wondering out loud. Who uses log books? What are the benefits? Should I actually write down my numbers? Oh and when are they going to make a meter that hooks into my phone?
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