Blood Glucose Log

If you have high blood glucose (hyperglycemia), make notes in your log and talk with your physician about possible changes to your meal plan, physical activity or medications. Low blood glucose (hypoglycemia), occurs when your blood glucose level drops below 70 mg/dl. Symptoms include:

  • extreme hunger
  • nausea
  • sweating
  • light-headness or confusion
  • nervousness and shakiness

    If you think your blood glucose is too low, check it! If it's 70 mg/dl or less, have one of these items right away:

  • 3 to 5 glucose tablets
  • 5 to 7 pieces of candy
  • 1/2 cup of fruit juice
  • 1/2 cup of regular (NOT DIET) soft drink
  • 8 ounces of milk

    After 10-15 minutes, check you blood glucose again! If it's still below 70 mg/dl, have another serving. Repeat these steps until your blood glucose is at least 70 mg/dl.

    It is important to

  • Always carry carbohydrate snacks.
  • Always wear diabetes identification such as a bracelet or necklace.
  • Carry a cell phone or change with you in case you need to make a phone call.
  • Educate family members, friends and co-workers on symptoms and treatment for low blood sugar.

    Weekly Blood Glucose Log Sheet