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DawnsDandelions
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   Posted 5/30/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know where I can get some extra log books?

We have been dealing with D for 2 years, and in all that time I have yet to discover where to find them. I know you can get them when you buy a new BG monitor, but I don't want to have to pay that much to simply get the log book!

I have looked on the internet and find a lot of downloads, but I don't want a log book taking up an 8 1/2 x 11 paper!

I also asked my endo and they said they have a hard time getting them as well, only obtaining them occasionally from different reps. He gave me one for now, but it certainly won't last forever.

Any suggestions would help - and thanks!

Dawn

LanieG
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   Posted 5/30/2007 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Dawn, I print up my own on the standard printer paper but I use a small font (10) and copy it multiple times on the page in landscape.  These can be cut down to a smaller "book" if you want.  I didn't like the format of the book that came with my meter, so I created my own.  I'm sure there are other ways to do it though. 
Lanie
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise


DawnsDandelions
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   Posted 5/30/2007 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmm...... guess I'm spoiled and wanted a real book. You'd think I could purchase them at least.

Thanks for the information though. With three of us in the family needing them I suppose I will have to create my own.

LanieG
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   Posted 5/30/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Maybe you could request some from the manufacturers of the glucose monitors you have?  They might be happy to send them free.  It seems to me they would want "happy" customers to continue using their supplies.  Also, maybe the doctor's office or a local support group for diabetics might have some free.  They may get them from the monitor manufacturers.  Then, you might just buy a little "memo" book and use that to record what you need, not one specially made for this.  Since I keep my records at home, I don't necessarily want an actual book.  I haven't traveled yet since monitoring my levels. I'd probably just pack a couple of sheets in the little black kit.  I'm sure others would have some suggestions pretty soon.

Lanie


"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise


AMM
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   Posted 5/30/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I have some. Contact me with your info and I will drop them in the mail. I do volunteer diabetes patient advocacy. I get them for free for the people I help. I can try to get you set up so you get them sent to you as well.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.  Shouldn't I be invincible by now?


4sons
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   Posted 5/30/2007 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi AMM ... I'd love some of those. How do I email you? I clicked on your name and it says that your email addy is unavailable.

Thank you!
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


Cali Jules
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   Posted 5/30/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
ok probably seems silly but what is a log book? I was never given one and didn't receive anything when I got my freestyle meter.

What do you do with them?

Thanks Julia

god now I am thinking I have been skipping something important!

hugs

j
Ulcerative colitis - Remission May 29, 2007, FM, AS, Type 2 Diabetes, PCOS, sober since 6/92, PTSD, Chronic Urticaria, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, GERD and a partridge in a pair tree.

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Post Edited (Cali Jules) : 5/30/2007 5:33:39 PM (GMT-6)


Phishbowl
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   Posted 5/30/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dawn... unfortunately, those log books can be hard to come by. The ones I found available weren't customized enough for what I wanted to track so, like Lanie, I ended up making my own with Excel. My template has 2 days per page, which I cut in half and put each day in a "book" I made using a file folder cut in 1/3rd and a fastener. Small, portable, works for me :-)

Hi Cali...a journal is a log book or record book. It's a book/notepad/etc. that you use to record any number of things. In our Diabetes case, we use a log book (say, that you get with a blood glucose meter package), to record our blood glucose levels throughout the day, dose & timing of meds/insulin, and sometimes even what, how much, and when we eat. A log book is more the recoding of statistics while a journal is usually more specific and detailed with information or data.
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus


AMM
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   Posted 5/30/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Let me change the email setting. I have one email address that I use only for diabetes related things. I currently have 5 logbooks that were given to me by drug reps. I'll see what I can do about getting more. My pump downloads everything to the computer and I just print out a graph, averages and daily logs from the last 2-3 weeks.
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LanieG
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   Posted 5/30/2007 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Julia, I am not on meds but I keep a very detailed "log" of what I eat with the time and my blood glucose readings so I can see what foods and how the amount of these foods affect my readings.  So, now I know how to make the best choices for making meals at home and what to eat when I'm out.  Besides using the monitor, this log has been absolutely the best change I've made in my life....... well, healthwise anyway. tongue
Lanie
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise


Cali Jules
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   Posted 5/30/2007 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
cool - i will get out my diabetes book I bought when I was first diagnosed and see if they have a sample of something like that. In the beginning I was overwhelmed and didn't read it cover to cover cuz lots of it was for type 1's so I may have missed something that talked about doing this.

Thanks

julia
Ulcerative colitis - Remission May 29, 2007, FM, AS, Type 2 Diabetes, PCOS, sober since 6/92, PTSD, Chronic Urticaria, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, GERD and a partridge in a pair tree.

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DawnsDandelions
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   Posted 5/31/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
AMM - Thanks for the offer! I did FINALLY find a place where I could get some - but they're not what I need. They are too small. My vision is not the best, and my 10 yr old writes too big. I guess I need to make my own after all.

I did go ahead and send you an e-mail though because this place I found has more log books than they know what to do with. They gave me 25 of them and I can't use them. So if you want them and can distribute them I'll send you what I have, even get more if you want.

All in all I still think it's unfair for those little boogers to be so hard to come by. It just isn't right.

Dawn

AMM
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   Posted 6/1/2007 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I would be able to distribute them to people. I didn't get the email though. Try sending it again.
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Pommom
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   Posted 5/5/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope it is ok to post this link. i am not advertising in any way. I like this log sheet. I fill it in and take it with me to the doctor's office.
 
Pommom

LanieG
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   Posted 5/6/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pommon, the log page looks fine to me.  It's important to keep records to see trends and how food and activities affect our blood sugar, so that's a good idea.  Good luck.



Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

Post Edited (LanieG) : 5/6/2008 10:05:42 AM (GMT-6)


Pommom
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   Posted 5/6/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lanie. My doctor likes this sheet. It has the whole month on this one page. He can look and see the trends. and adjust the insulin accordingly. I dont have to check my sugar at each time, everyday. Some days I check before and after a meal. Then some days I check only before a meal .I just print it on the printer and I am set for a month. Julie
 
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