How to Keep Track of Your Testing and Medications
If you maintain a journal about your diabetes management, you will need to note the specific times that you test your blood glucose levels. This information can help your healthcare provider to determine how well your current plan is working to manage your diabetes. Here are some things to include if you are going to keep a journal for your diabetes management.
Make sure that you indicate your fasting glucose level daily. This is the test that you do before breakfast each morning. If you don't do this already, you should also make sure that you check and note your blood glucose levels roughly two hours before you eat the largest meal of your day.
Understanding how foods impact your blood glucose levels is the key to developing better control over your blood glucose levels. As a result, you need to make sure that you indicate what type of foods you consumed and the portion sizes.
For your medications, you should also keep detailed notes. Your doctor will likely prescribe oral or injectable medications that are designed to lower your blood glucose levels. By keeping detailed notes about the time and dosage amount for each medication, your healthcare providers can learn exactly when medications work best for you to help you to avoid high or low blood glucose levels.