Diabetes Organization: Weekly Diabetes Log Printable

Seeing as today is World Diabetes Day, I thought this would be the perfect time to share my latest adjustment to our diabetes care and organization. If you or a family member or someone you know well has diabetes then you know that it is an ongoing series of checks and balances...and making it work.

Blood sugar monitoring insulin dose weekly diabetes log

I previously posted a series of printables that I still use some of but have recently decided to simplify how my son and our family log his blood readings and insulin doses, medications and any notes or important information. Instead of having separate tabs in our binder I have put it all on one page. As C.J. gets older and is more responsible for his own care, it just makes sense. Click here to see my previous posts about diabetes.

Diabetes Awareness type 1 diabetes information

So now, at the top of the page, I put the month. There are spaces to add in the date above the days of the week. I have a space for four blood readings: morning, lunch, dinner and bed. In these spaces we put his blood reading from his metre and then what insulin dose he gets. If he has taken any medication for a headache or cold, etc it goes in the meds section. We started doing this about four years ago as he was part of a study at Sick Kids and it was not only required but turned out to be good practice. We use the notes section to note any illness, unusually high/low carb meals and insulin dose changes for the most part.

diabetes log printable

A great tip for anyone monitoring their child's blood levels is use a colour code to see patterns in blood sugar levels. We mark high blood sugar in red, normal blood sugar n green and low blood sugar in blue. Doing this makes it really easy to identify any patterns that you may have to adjust for!

type 1 diabetes insulin pens needles

On another note, when we were at our last clinic visit I mentioned that our insulin pens felt like they were breaking. The team at Sick Kids is awesome, they set us up with a new pair that day. They are SO NICE! They come is cool colours now and the delivery of insulin, although it takes a little getting used to, is a lot smoother. If you use Humapens instead of syringes for insulin and you haven't replaced them in a few years ask your diabetes team about these!

I made the printable in blue, purple, blank and in jellybean... I mean RAINBOW, lol :)

Get them here!

BLUE http://www.mediafire.com/view/wkvxetatw92ck5d/Blood_Sugar_Monitoring_Sheet_-_BLUE.pdf

PURPLE http://www.mediafire.com/view/9u5snjdt3cz243a/Blood_Sugar_Monitoring_Sheet_-_PURPLE.pdf

BLANK http://www.mediafire.com/view/d9pum9blau976p9/Blood_Sugar_Monitoring_Sheet_-_NO_COLOUR.pdf

RAINBOW http://www.mediafire.com/view/q7qmh2wxudtwahp/Blood_Sugar_Monitoring_Sheet_-_RAINBOW.pdf

diabetes care organization log printable