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    recording logs
    sarahearts posted:
    Hey, I am in the process of getting an insulin pump. I'm having serious problems with the logs. I forget to check my bs sometimes and I forget to record what I eat.
    Has anyone had problems with this? If so what are some good tips for remembering to write down logs?
    dgarner11 responded:
    if you're technologically inclined, something like the one touch ultra smart is good. It obviously stores your glucose reading then you can input your carbs, exercise, and a whole bunch of other info. The you just upload it to your PC and print out the reports.

    Once you're on the pump it stores your glucose and carb info (as long as you input them, and you need to input them to get a proper dose if insulin when eating)

    If you're going to be on a pump, it is imperative that you test OFTEN and record everything. Blood sugar can go high so easily and quickly if there is a blockage in the tubing or problem with the pump so you have to test frequently (minimum 4 times a day).

    And you need to record your carbs so you can get an accurate insulin to carb ratio and basal rate. If the rates aren't right, then being on a pump is pretty much useless
    deter77 responded:
    Iam aveteren diabetic; Ihave been dealing with diabetes for the last 40 years. I have been keeping bs logs for a long time, and my suggestionis that you create bs testing kit. I would include your bs meter,test strips,alcohol wipes, a small notebook that is only for writing test results in, and a pen.
    athornbrue responded:
    I have to agree with Deter! If you have all of it together you're less likely to forget to write it down! But I still forget to record it sometimes, that's why I'm glad I have a meter that stores my last test for sometime! So, every time I think about it (at least ever few days) I go back and write down my readings. Now, remembering to write down what you eat is difficult, unless you just put it in your mind to do it! Wake up and tell yourself to write it down, or keep a little notepad in your pocket, and everytime you eat something write it down! Even if it's a couple crackers! Remembering is a mind thing! I have to TELL myself to record my bs! I've been a diabetic for 22 years now, almost 23! March will be my 23 year mark!

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