What are the uses of diabetic log books? Diabetic log books are charts used by diabetics to record each test that they perform. Diabetes is a disease where the body organ known as the pancreas manufactures little or none of the chemical known as insulin. The chemical Insulin is used to change the glucose (sugar) in the blood into useable fuel. The cells can take in the sugar after the insulin as edited it. But when there’s not enough insulin the glucose levels rise to dangerous levels. At high levels the body suffers damage because of the excess sugar. The damage caused by hypoglycemia is heart disease and damage, nerve damage, eye damage, and kidney damage and failure. These effects of high blood sugar mean that those who have diabetes must constantly monitor their blood sugar levels so that they stay within safe limits.
Diabetic log books are very important. They allow your doctor to monitor your sugar levels an d fluctuations and hone your diets and lifestyles to better control your diabetes. 1. The first use of keeping diabetic log books is to monitor your blood sugars changes over time. You can also see what you were doing at that point and how it affected your blood sugar. 2. Your doctor can see what your blood sugar levels for the day were and what you were doing at that time. This allows him to tell you what you should continue to do and what you should stop doing. 3. You can set a goal and try to keep to that goal improving your control over your diabetes. The American Diabetes Association supports the use of log books as they believe they are very helpful. So talk to your doctor about starting diabetic log books.