Desang Diary

Product guide written by Diabetes Expert: Sue Marshall.

Desang Diary
Product:
Desang Diary
Manufacturer:
Desang

Desang's latest product is the Desang Diary. The Desang Diary is a 64 page diabetes diary for the recording of eating habits.

As anyone knows who has diabetes, there are several pains involved.

One is having insulin injections. One is due to pricking your fingers to get blood out to do tests... and one is writing down your blood test results, which most of us consider a right pain, too!

With many of us aware of how much our diet affects us (for many of us diabetics, we are what we eat and inject). We’re often asked not only to take down blood test results but also to keep a food diary.

Both are combined here in an easy to read, easy to fill in, easy to understand dairy.

Diary booklets

The Desang Diary booklet covers 32 days. Each day has two-pages to view, so that every day has a whole page on which to note down your eating habits.

This will help you to see which foods bring on high blood sugars.

Create graphs at a glance

You can check at a glance without relying on your memory or having to revert to your blood test meter to remind you what your readings have been over the last 24 hours or more.

Opposite the food and dose log is a chart on which you can plot where your results go each day, giving you a visual aid to spotting patterns.

Transcript

This is a diary that I designed because I blood test a lot. I was always aware that other diaries don't give you much scope about the food you're eating. I'm a big believer in carbohydrate counting and understanding the link between what you eat and your blood sugars.

I looked at Filofax and other organisers and I thought that 2 pages for 1 day's events was the best way of going about it. So each of these diaries last for 30 days. The idea is you can put in not just your blood test results and insulin, but the food that you've had. So over time you can develop a sense of trends. So if a breakfast cereal gives your blood sugar a spike after you've eaten it, maybe you can change it so you're not throwing a spike.

Also, I personally understand results better in diagrammatic form. This is just a very simple line graph - once you've got your results you can plot them on the graph. Then, through the month and your results you can flick back and see patterns.

It' old fashioned and manual. If you don't want to use a computer and if you're dealing with newly diagnosed or children this is a really nice, easy, simple way to plot things down and help everyone involved understand what's going on and link it together.

It's also handy with useful telephone numbers on the back. You can get it from the Desang website.

More about the Desang Diary

  • Sold in packs of 6 diaries, each diary lasts a month.
  • Price: £4.99, plus P&P
  • Contact: 0870 300 2063
Your Comments
 
Hello, I'd just like to know is there any free ones that I could have? I live in ireland and well I never heard of this thing about a food. Am not good with my food and on four injections a day but forget half the time to eat. I do feel by having this it could really help me out in such a big way. Thank you for reading this. Laura
Posted by laurac, Ireland on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I think this is a very good idea and I would like to get. Could you tell me the website so I can order one please?
Posted by angela barnes on Sunday, March 13, 2011
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