How do you log/keep track of your blood sugars?
I’ve discovered I’m far too lazy to download my pump data – I feel it takes too long to get my Ping to connect to my computer and to get the information I want downloaded. And then I never have paper to print my reports, etc… It just doesn’t work for me. If my dr. used Diasend, I might make more of an effort, but he doesn’t.
I’ve tried spreadsheets – they last a while and then I forget about them. I once used a spreadsheet religiously for 3 months, but that’s as long as I could go.
I’ve tried different Android apps. I tried OnTrack a few times. Recently I’ve been using Glucool (the premium version), and while I like it, I don’t like feeling that I must be attached to my phone AND my pump in order to be able to log. (I rarely use my phone to TALK, so don’t always take it with me – if I’m going out for a walk, for example, I really don’t need to see what’s happening on FB or Twitter, do I?) I hate being in a rush, testing, and then trying to find a post-it to write down the result to log later, only to misplace the post-it until days later.
So I’ve decided to try going old school.
That’s right, I’m going to try logging by hand.
I logged by hand from the age of 6 (well, my dad did it then) until I was 18. When I moved out of my parents’ house and into the dorms I stopped all logging…for years. I definitely don’t want to go back to that…so, since I feel technology isn’t the way for me, I suppose the old paper and pen method will have to do.
Now the issue is that most logbooks are horribly under-simplified. They just don’t allow for the detail I want in my log. I truly wish I could walk into the Diabetes Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of WI and grab a stack of the logs I used as a kid – those were some great logbooks! But alas – I don’t think I can pull that off.
I’ve been looking all over the internet today and finally made my choice on a paper logbook. I ordered a book (1 book = space for 1 year) and will let you all know more (and how it goes) after it arrives.
But seriously….how do all of you choose to log? Or do some of you NOT log?