Printable Blood Sugar Chart Log To Track Blood Sugar
Medically Reviewed By: Tom Iarocci, MD
When measuring your blood sugar levels, it's important that you not only keep up with accurate and timely measurements, but also have the flexibility to test your levels even when you are out and about. Paper and pencil can help you out when there is limited Internet connectivity or Wi-Fi, and many people find it useful to have a hard copy of their results.
This free printable blood sugar chart log from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) below allows you to enter the date, time, and test results in association with your meals, snacks and medication timing, so you can see how well you are staying within your healthy range. You can make notes in the comments section, which comes in handy so you can track the effects of your diet or exercising for that day to see how your blood sugar levels respond.
Tight control if your diabetes is a good thing, but having low blood glucose levels, or hypoglycemia is not. Hypoglycemia can lead to its own complications, including falls and accidents, and not everyone has the same ability to detect their hypoglycemic episodes. If your blood glucose level is too low (below 70mg/dl) this is generally considered hypoglycemia, which means you need to raise it immediately.
Low blood glucose symptoms include being:
- Nervous / shaky
- Light-headed or confused
According to the ADA, if your blood glucose levels are lower than 70mg/dL then you need to do one of items below immediately:
- 3 or 4 glucose tablets
- 1 serving of glucose gel (the amount equal to 15 grams of carbohydrates)
- 1/2 cup of fruit juice
- 1/2 cup of regular soda
- 8 oz. of milk
- 5-6 pieces of hard candy
- 1 tablespoon of honey or sugar
After roughly 15 minutes, check your blood sugar levels again and if it's still not above 70mg/dL either try another item on the list until your levels have returned to 70 mg/dL or above.
Free Blood Sugar Level Targets Chart with Printable Blood Sugar Log:
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