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Recording sugars is a pain. Why should I keep records?

Yeah it is a pain!  But…. It’s the only way to know if you need to change your insulin dose, food or activity. Looking at your records for the last 2 to 3 days helps identify patterns and evaluate your food, insulin and activity!

Analyzing blood sugars in your log book is called Pattern Management and is part of Intensive Therapy. Patterns are trends in blood sugar levels. Look for the blood sugar response in at least 3 similar situations, at the same time period – before breakfasts. If the blood glucose level follows the same trend 2 out 3 times, this is called a ‘pattern.’ Don’t expect to see exactly the same levels, just the same trend.