Track Your Readings
Every time you check your blood glucose, use a log to keep track of your readings (see below). You
may check in the morning, at bedtime, and before and after meals. Be sure to write down all your
numbers. Use your log to record things that might have affected your blood glucose. This may
include being sick, being very active, stressed, or eating special foods on a holiday.
What Do the Readings
Mean for You?
Keeping track of your blood glucose readings helps
you identify patterns. These patterns tell you how your
actions affect your blood glucose. For example, you
may notice high or low numbers after eating certain
foods. Use these patterns to make decisions about
steps you can take to keep your blood glucose in your
target range. Be sure to take your log book with you
every time you see your health care provider. And be
honest! There are no “good” or “bad” numbers. The
readings just tell you if you need to make changes to
your treatment plan.
7am 144 9am 185 12pm 124 2pm 230 5:30pm 152 7:30pm 180 10:30pm 129 ---- ---- Chapter 2: Monitoring Your Blood Glucose
My Blood Glucose Log
Print out this log to record your daily blood glucose readings.
Bring your recent logs to all doctor’s appointments.
BLOOD GLUCOSE LOG
Before 2 Hours After Before 2 Hours After Before 2 Hours After At Bedtime Middle of Night
Breakfast Lunch Dinner Nighttime (if needed)
Time Number Time Number Time Number Time Number Time Number Time Number Time Number Time Number What I was doing
Make extra copies of this chart before you use it the first time.
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional healthcare. Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions.
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Print out this helpful sheet to track
your daily blood glucose readings.