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Old 05-14-2013, 10:15   #1
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I just absolutely love the new BS chart, don't you? It poses a new challenge for me. When I register higher than the day before and enter it on the chart, I say (scream actually) "NO, DONT GO THERE" when up it goes and I've had some serious spikes around the 6's. (110's).

Its of course psychological I know, but its just easier to forget the number of last Thursday, than have it remind you of it daily when you look at the graph.

Thank you again to this forum, for me its a huge motivation to try and keep that line steady.
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Seriously, I thought I had put this on a new thread.. Ooops!

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But seriously, your point is absolutely spot on. Seeing the pattern of your blood glucose visually helps a lot - but only if you use the information intelligently (as you do!)

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Agreed! It helps tremendously to visualise the trends that occur with your numbers that you wouldn't normally be able to recognise by reviewing your meter readings. I have a constant "roller-coaster" trend going on but the swings are rather minor. To me, they can best be remedied by eating less but more often during the day rather than what I normally do which is to only eat in the evening i.e. no breakfast or lunch. Bravo to this forum for making the charts available to us!

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John,

Thank you so much. You always did come to my rescue when I go off course or needed advice

Sometimes I get a little embarrassed, because I do have those 'little bite sizes'
but you are kind to give me so much credit. It makes me want to work harder. You are difficult to keep up with though

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Tish,

I'm lucky on several counts.

Despite my DKA, I think my condition is milder than most and some of that is because of my DKA, it was spotted sooner than it might have been. (Who would ever think that they would be grateful for an e-Coli kidney infection?)
Second, my BH is an excellent little bully who keeps me on the straight and narrow. For instance, last week she was absent and my numbers crept up just a little. I'll pay for my liberty taking this week
Third, our French doctor minds his own business despite the official French high carb standard, and the letter the hospital sent back in 2010 saying that my diet wasn't well balanced.
Fourth, cheating is actually quite difficult since we live in the middle of the country side with the nearest fast food restaurant, a MacDonalds, thirty miles away.
Don't understate your own hard work. You're doing well - just keep it up.

John

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Where is this chart? I checked forum announcements, and looked around the rest of the place but couldn't find it. (Could be incompetence.)

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Where is this chart? I checked forum announcements, and looked around the rest of the place but couldn't find it. (Could be incompetence.)
Have a look here - Diabetes Forum Tools For Diabetics

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I also agree. I love the new charts and graphs. I have started logging my BS as much as I can, while I am on the internet anyway. Since I'm always online either @ home or @ work, it's not really any extra effort. I was trying to do it myself for a while in a program or excel, but I have a habit of weighing myself down with too much detail and perfection, & making everything "just right." I absolutely love that it only takes a few seconds & updates immediately.

While I am still seeing many high spots, it's still giving me a good tool to use, as my medication increases. I like seeing my progress. One thing I really enjoy is being able to zero in on a specific time. Like, if I want to see my pattern for only fasting to determine the trend, I can hide all other readings and look at just fastings, or just after dinner. I think that's an awesome feature. I log several times a day, so the hide feature allows me to look at a pattern over time at a specific time of day that I do readings.

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Mary, hats off to you. I haven't yet learnt how to do all that. Now you have me wondering

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