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How do you log your blood sugar levels?
Written in a logbook or journal.
 
With computer software.
 
With my meter's memory feature.
 
With a web-based logging program.
 
On a cocktail napkin.
 
A mix of 2 or more of these.
 
I have another method.
 
I don't.
 

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by Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...