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Do you make your own record charts?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by petsnponies, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. petsnponies

    petsnponies · Member

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    I find that the booklet the nurse gives me has no where near enough space for information. My hubby is currently designing me a more detailed record sheet so I can record carbs, insulin dose, exercise etc and not simply just my readings.

    Do any of you design your own charts? What do they look like??
     
  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I make my own on a spread sheet on my PC. (Windows Excel)
     
  3. petsnponies

    petsnponies · Member

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    What do you include on it?

    I should upload a file really .... wonder where hubby saved it.....
     
  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I record a full food diary - every morsel that passes my lips each day with weight, carbs, calories, protein, fat, sat fat, fibre, GI and GL. Plus notes. I also record other things on a separate sheet such as blood results, weight loss, blood pressure and so on. It doesn't take long now I've got the hang of what nutrients are in different foods, and I use food labels and the internet to find these.
     
  5. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    No I just input it into my meter (Accu-Chek Aviva Expert).
     
  6. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    I use the books but if anyone has any decent spreadsheets maybe you could post them here ?
     
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  7. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    If you have a PC/laptop and Windows, it's very easy to design your own on Excel. If I can do it, anyone can!
     
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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    I have a Macbook and trust me, I am useless on it ! I couldn't do a spreadsheet for sure :)
     
  9. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use the mysugr app on my phone - it has the ability to record all those things and saves carrying bits of paper or booklets around.
     
  10. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    :arghh: I may be able to design a spread sheet, but I don't have an Iphone!!
     
  11. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    lol ! that bad eh ?
     
  12. Alanp35

    Alanp35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I created an XL with a sheet for BM, another to track carbs, cals etc for each meal, another for foods I like and the final sheet is for meals where I list the ingredients of a meal, like tuna, tomato, onions etc and total by meal for easy copy to my food intake sheet. May sound complicated but works so easily.
    If you'd like a copy PM me and I'll,email it to you.



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  13. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    That's more or less what I do.
     
  14. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Lol yep, that bad!
     
  15. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I found that the free little diaries that the meter manufacturers offer didn't cover exactly what I wanted so, I'm in the process of making myself a database so I can keep a better record of my meter readings. My meter tells me various averages over time, and there is also free software for my meter but I can't get the blasted data to upload! :( However, if I do my own I can record what I feel is most useful to me, and I can at any time add extra information if I feel the need. And do my own checks on progress, highs, lows, averages, etc, over a much longer time than the 90 days my meter covers.

    Bluetit - I'm gobsmacked (and impressed) by the amount of information you find you're able to record, It would take me all day or more to do the same - and my husband does much of the cooking so I doubt if he'd be too pleased if I demanded a complete analysis of each meal he served up for me!!!:eek:

    Robbity
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    My husband is also the chef in our house and I drive him mad wanting weights of things! Fortunately we are very traditional eaters, with most things separate on the plate. We like to be able to see what we are eating! That makes life easier.
     
  17. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    I also have my wife well trained on weighing food out :D
     
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    Jackie100 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I do same as nobleman and print it out on PC (aviva expert )


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