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Log books and peoples misconception

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brunetta Aug 19, 2012. 18 Replies

This is kind of a two part:It's so simple, I know that if I keep logs of my sugars and food, it will not only help me be healthier but also help show patterns which would make control easier. But for…Continue

 

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Brunetta replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"The fact we also happen to be a diabetic as well as have some plague should not terrify anybody. That is not mentally healthy, or safe frankly... There is such a thing as worrying too much sometimes. There is a difference between watchful and unable…"
Aug 19, 2012
Stuart replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"Hello Dragonflylife: The short answer these goofy logs provide no serious value to your current daily living. They can help uncover patterns because they will give you a level of detail you will never recall otherwise. You can look back for as many…"
Aug 18, 2012
JustLookin replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"I logged when I was pregnant, I did log for a whuile after to work out my basal and bolus rates, but I don't log now. I do test though, probably 4 times a day. More if something funny is going on, if I feel low or wierd, or if I eat something…"
Aug 15, 2012
Clare replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"I think that is called "white coat hypertension" which I have suffered from for almost my entire life. My whole family is hypertensive. But on Monday I saw my doctor and was 124/68. First time ever I have been considered "normal"…"
Aug 15, 2012
Dennis replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"Well, I would just ask, What's been your A1c's the past few Yrs and How many Hypo's and Hypers have you been Averaging a Week?-it's One thing to have nice < 6% A1c's-But if the cost is because you have had alot ( more…"
Aug 15, 2012
Clare replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"I was forced by my insurance company to use the Freestyle Lite glucometers. I wanted to hate it because I don't want to do anything I am forced to do. But I have found their Co-Pilot Diabetes Management software is really good. I am a tech geek…"
Aug 15, 2012
acidrock23 replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"My endo has the password and downloads the data and has it on her laptop to discuss. It is much easier to do it that way."
Aug 15, 2012
Spock replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"None of my docs have ever been interested. Carelink has a physician sign on to access data from their patients. I ask and none of them knew that or had ever tried to sign in. I am amazed at the reticience of physicians to use the available…"
Aug 15, 2012
Cosumne Jan replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"I have kept meticulous logs of both my blood sugar and blood pressure for the 5 years since I've been diagnosed, probably just because I'm a geek. What annoys me is that doctors won't even bother to look at the information. My blood…"
Aug 15, 2012
Chris Miller replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"The record keeping is one of my favourite facets of diabetes. I still have some old logbooks from years ago. Keeping a log helps me stay on track, and I see the connections between food, exercise, insulin and blood sugars. Even if an endo…"
Aug 15, 2012
acidrock23 replied to DragonflyLife's discussion 'Log books and peoples misconception'
"I don't think it's guaranteed that > 140= complications but it increases the probability one will end up with complications? I certainly try to avoid > 140 (really 120...) whenever possible but I think there are enough long-timers…"
Aug 15, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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May 10, 1998
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Shots
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I've had type 1 for 14 years, was on the minimed insulin pump for 10 years and just went back to shots this spring.

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At 12:28am on January 10, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

DragonflyLife, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 6:52pm on January 10, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DragonflyLife!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
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We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 3:52am on January 10, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, DragonflyLife. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:33am on January 10, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 1:35am on August 15, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 8:42pm on August 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 5:34pm on August 14, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Dragonfly...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Teenagers with Type 1", "College Students with Diabetes", & "Young Adults with Diabetes".
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room? You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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