What is a sugar log sheet?
It is a kind of ˝diabetic-diary˝, which can help every patient with diabetes in monitoring respective glucose levels oscillations.
Although it is very easy to make such log sheet, many diabetics find it difficult not only to prepare it but also to fill it up.
Why you need this log sheet?
Once more, you need it to record your blood sugar and pass it to your doctor, who will have it easier to see your situation, and make a better judgment on your current health condition and treatment schedule.
In other cases, it will help you see how well you are managing your diabetes, or what your actual blood sugar condition is. As a consequence, you can take the right precautions in time and prevent further damages and complications.
How to use a Sugar Log Sheet?
It is really an easy job to use it. You can have your printable blood sugar log sheet, where you can find one column with date when you take your sugar record, another column for the time when you performed the test (i.e. before having breakfasting, after having lunch, etc.), and the last one where you can write additional information you want to add (i.e. if you have missed a meal or your pills, etc.)
What else I should know?
Keep in mind to clean your glucose meter each time you measure your blood glucose, or as recommended in the instruction pamphlet of your meter.
In addition, you should apply the right manners to measure your blood sugar as advised by the manufacturer.
Next, please do not panic if your see an abnormal glucose reading. Relax and repeat the test again. Record all your results, make an appointment with your doctor and follow his/her instructions correctly.
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Blood Sugar Log Sheet
Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist