How to Maintain a Diabetes Journal

If you have taken up the task of tracking your diabetes management via a written journal, it is important that you learn the best ways to maintain the journal so that it provides quality information. A diabetes journal can help you to obtain greater insight on your self-care and your progress in reaching diet and weight loss goals. Here is what you should include in your diabetes journal.


Eating and Testing


In your diabetes journal, you should make sure that you record what you have eaten and the levels of your blood glucose before and after you’ve eaten. You can possibly find a premade template for a journal, if you request one from your health care provider.


Physical Activity and Medications


You want to make sure that you are getting a sufficient amount of physical activity each week. You also want to make sure that you take all of your medications as prescribed. By documenting your progress with increasing your physical activity, you can use journaling to achieve your fitness goals.


Your Feelings


Writing down how you feel from day to day can help to identify any complication symptoms if they arise. Your feelings will begin to develop patterns if there are any changes that need to be made to your diabetes regime. How you feel can also be an early sign of low or high blood sugar, which indicate that changes need to be made to your plan.

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