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Blood sugar record books

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Milly11, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. Milly11

    Milly11 Type 2 · Member

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    Can anyone tell me where I can order a new diary to record my blood sugar levels please? I registered with the makers of my monitor & ordered 1 before. Went to order 1 today to be told I've had the maximum allowance. I can't get anymore. I don't know where to get them from
    Thanks in advance x
     
  2. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Doesn't your meter have a memory?
    I have never bothered to make a separate record, I can get individual numbers, or the average of the last week two weeks and month from the meter.
     
  3. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I don’t know what meter you have but Home Health sell them for a nominal amount. I got one with my SD Code Free meter when I bought it from them and you can buy further supplies. However I stopped using them preferring to record my readings on apps on my iPhone. I use two because I like the graphs on Glucose Companion and the estimated HbA1c in MySugr
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    You could just copy the headings from the diary onto any little notepad and go from there?

    Alternatively, there's on in the shop, on this site: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/shop/90-day-blood-glucose-log-book-pack-free-postage
     
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    david1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    I use a page per day diary and just write the relevant info... Level, dose, meal, time, notes,
     
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  8. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I use a regular calendar/diary. Mine is one week per 2-page spread. My OneTouch Ultra meter also keeps records, and averages readings, but I like having the diary.
     
  9. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Abbot's Freedom Lite meter has good software that is free, that will print out the log book and other charts etc.

    As I have mentioned on numerous occasions, that I use Diabetic Journal to record them in also as that has some different features that I use to print out info with.

    Every time I go to see my GP he gives me a couple of logbooks, which I give back to the woman at reception, no quotas or allowances here.

    Even Abbot and Accu Chek will send you them free of charge if you ask them.
     
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    XxTinkerxx Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My DN gave me one. Although I went and bought my own which was more useful.

    Try asking at your surgery. They have loads of stuff for free. Well mine does anyway!
     
  11. Milly11

    Milly11 Type 2 · Member

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    Yes I can do this on my monitor but the diabetic nurse always asks for my record book x
     
  12. Milly11

    Milly11 Type 2 · Member

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    I do this already. I'm still keeping a food diary. X
     
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    alanj Type 2 · Member

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    novonordisk.co.uk you can order 2 at a time
     
  14. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I could see loads of them when I went to clinic this week so am sure your diabetes nurse will have freebies.
    I do not keep a handwritten record though unless I need to change my basal rate of insulin or spot a change in my bolus ratios.
     
  15. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Ah you have someone who takes an interest - my HCPs don't seem all that bothered.
     
  16. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    My GP looks through my one month printout I give him when I put in a new NDSS strip application form, which includes logbook and several charts.

    He has never asked me for more than a months readings for the log book though.
     
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