How to chart blood sugar levels

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Keeping an accurate account of your blood sugar levels is a key ingredient to keeping your diabetes in check. A well-filled out blood sugar level chart will help you and your doctor to determine how well your diabetes is managed. Follow these steps to chart your blood sugar levels.

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Things you need

  • 1 notepad
  • 1 pen
  • Blood sugar testing unit
  • 1 wristwatch

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  1. 1

    Make a chart in your notepad that includes 5 columns. This will give you enough room to properly chart your blood sugar levels and keep it organised.

  2. 2

    Label the first column "date," and the second column "time." Properly labelling the day and time of each blood sugar level will help you track what causes increases or decreases in your blood sugar.

  3. 3

    Label the third column "blood sugar level." When you have diabetes, knowing this number is the key to understanding if your are controlling your diabetes.

  4. 4

    Place into the fifth column whether you ate any food before you tested your blood sugar level. If a food has triggered an increase in your blood sugar, this is how you will know.

  5. 5

    Fill out every column every time you test your blood sugar levels. Charting your blood sugar levels will help you to control your diabetes.

Tips and warnings

  • Take your chart of your blood sugar levels to every doctor's appoinment so that you can discuss with your doctor how controlling your diabetes is going.
  • If you skip a normal testing period of your blood sugar levels, note it in your chart. Do not try to fake a blood sugar level in a chart as this will negatively impact your diabetes management.

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