When learning how to manage diabetes, it’s helpful to keep a log of your blood sugar along with the types of foods eaten and medications taken. Tracking the amount and type of food eaten, what time you’ve eaten and subsequent blood sugar readings enables us to identify trends in blood sugar variation and helps decide treatment options.
Each time you check your blood sugar, write down the date, time and reading obtained.
Record how much and what type of insulin you took after the reading, if any.
Write down what time you eat and how many carbohydrates you eat. (Carbohydrate counts can be found in the Nutrition Facts on containers. If the item isn’t packaged, write down what the item is and how much of it you ate.)