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Re: [IP] Re: Ketone foods, and log books

Shaun: I purchased my log book from Torry Pines Press (www.diabetesnet.com)..
it is called "My Other Check Book".. I like it because it holds all the info I
need..it graphs,bg's logging x's 11; able to log meals/snack.CHO, notes, excerise
on one page..book is good for one full month..there is location to log insulins,
bolus,basal and extra.. really good log book.. best I've seen since pumping..

Shaun Oakey wrote:

> Hope it's not too late to add my two cents' worth. My computer was in for
> servicing and so yesterday and today I had to sift through 422 e-mails.
> ----------
> >My  next question is when you discover the problem of high BG and ketones
> >are there any foods better for you then others when you are hungry and want
> >to eat that would help your body flush the ketones out.(besides water)
> >Carol
> ----------
> When I was 16 and travelling in Europe that summer, and not paying any
> attention to my diabetes, I went seriously DKA in Salzburg, made all the
> more interesting because I didn't speak much German--at least no medical
> German. The doctor's prescription? "Haferflocken essen." Eat oats.
> Apparently they buffer the acidity. So I went and bought a bag of oatmeal
> and used to stir it up in a tin cup with water and eat it like that,
> uncooked, and it worked! A day later I was fine. I've tried it a few times
> over the years but I've never scientifically analyzed whether I'd recover
> just as fast or just as well with rigorous insulin intervention.
> ---------
> >I would like a log book that hold at least 8 checks a day, how ya are feeling,
> >what you eat, how many carbs for each meal and the units given.  ALso the time
> >and date of course.
> >These dont exist! At least where iam looking.
> >Jul
> ---------
> Having everything in one log book might be convenient, but in trying out all
> kinds of formats I've found that you end up not being able to see the trees
> for the forest--information overload. So I keep two logs. One is a chart I
> did up on the computer (with MS Word) that holds a month's info and fills up
> your standard sheet of paper: basals at the top; a column to check off when
> you change sites; bg's and boluses; a column at the right for notes. It
> folds in four and fits in your pocket, though I don't usually carry it with
> me. It minimizes the clutter and helps me see at a glance where patterns of
> highs or lows are emerging.
> In a 300-page (a page a day) 9-1/2x6 school notebook I write down time, bg,
> bolus, what I eat and the carbo, any out-of-the-ordinary activity, any other
> sorts of influencing stuff ("up all night working"; "sore throat"; "No
> Delivery alarm").
> Then I can sit down with both and see the info organized clearly. Okay, so I
> was high at bedtime that day, what did I eat or do that would result in
> that? (Having a column on the sheet of paper for CHO wouldn't help, cuz it
> might depend what specific foodstuff I had.) And so on...
> So, sure, I have to write down the blood sugar and the bolus twice, but I'm
> not in THAT busy. And yes, I do this every single day. And sometimes when
> everything's totally whacko and I can't figure out the reason despite all
> this anal-retentive-writing-down-of-everything-in-the-world, I say WHY
> BOTHER IF IT DOESN'T HELP? But in the long run it helps. (I hope.)
> Shaun
> 37, Type 1 for 28 yrs, MM507 since June 98
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> Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

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