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Old 06-16-2019, 18:34   #1
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I want a more in depth log book than what comes with the meter.
I spent hours making myself one that I could print out but I want it in a book form.
I bought a 8x10 notebook and made my own but it looks sloppy. LOL
I'd like a place to record what I ate and if I exercised plus the readings, etc.
What do you guys use?
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I created an Excel (well, NeoOffice/LibreOffice) spreadsheet to record my BG numbers; it has one field set aside for unusual levels of activity (or illness, etc.) and food. It could have more fields if I wanted to track carb/protein/fat intake. I store it in a cloud so I can get to it through my phone if I want to record something when I'm away from my main computer.

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What do you guys use?
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I think Excel is the best and not that difficult. I have one tab for calories [which I now ignore because I'm losing wt on LCHF diet]

One tab for BG readings which is the most important. One column for 'prefood', another for 1 hour and then 2 hours. This is the easiest and quickest method to show which foods cause the worst spikes.

Another tab for carbs, listing everything I eat and got the numbers from the online Atkins site. I could blend/merge the BG and Carb tabs together but the display gets to 'busy'. If I have a spike, another tab shows what I ate.

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Okay, I'm not too good with Excel but I'll try it. OR one of you could send me your and I can tweak it....maybe...?

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Okay, I'm not too good with Excel but I'll try it. OR one of you could send me your and I can tweak it....maybe...?
I'm happy to try. Will create something later today/tonight.

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I didnt realise people were still using logbooks. I use apps on my phone.

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I record my readings on my iphone but then transfer my readings on to an excel spreadsheet that I developed to spot trends, correlate illness ,allergies and activity with BG readings.
One interesting pattern I've noticed is that on Monday I always run high - this seems to be caused by a weekend of activity to a Monday where I'm sitting in front of the computer programming all day. I'm going to get a stand-up workstation to see if that makes a difference in my readings - especially my Monday readings.
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I thought about an app on my phone but I like paper.

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I took a look at what's available at Etsy.com
Did a search on "log for diabetes"

There were several there that I thought might fit your needs. Many of them are digital so you can print out as few or as many pages as you need, whenever you need them.

There were a few that had enough room to list the foods for each meal.

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I want a more in depth log book than what comes with the meter.
I spent hours making myself one that I could print out but I want it in a book form.
I bought a 8x10 notebook and made my own but it looks sloppy. LOL
I'd like a place to record what I ate and if I exercised plus the readings, etc.
What do you guys use?
Thank you.
Hey Nemo, I also use a 8x10 spiral notebook. When I go see my doc, I bring my notebook with me, and they make copies of my readings. If my sugar was high that day, I annotate what I ate. I also keep a HBP log.

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