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Re: [IPk] Blood Charts and techno-utopia

I have charted my bgs through the software that is applicable to my 

Unfortunately, I don't really find it all that useful - my bgs are all over 
the place so it is hard to know where to start in terms of identifying 
trends, and knowing what to change!


>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Blood Charts and techno-utopia
>Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 11:02:19 +0100
>On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, you wrote:
> > >Had a look at your pages -  it really does bring it to life.
> > >Charting all your bloods onto one gives a real view of trends.
> >
> > But does it actually help you improve control? I'm not entirely 
> > It makes me lazy - I sit back and say to myself don't my graphs look 
> > without actually picking out trends and doing something about it. 
> > we should set up mutual support partnerships where we agree look at each
> > others results and urge each other on? I say that half seriously...
>I tend NOT to chart my BGs at all - partly because I'm lazy, partly because
>although I have an Esprit and WinGlucofacts, I haven't reinstalled
>WinGlucofacts on my computer yet since it crashes, and partly because I 
>find it that useful.
>I tend to remember where things went wrong instead. For example, I remember
>that when I'm high first thing in the morning, and I take insulin to lower 
>I don't need as much insulin then as I do at other times of the day. I 
>that when it's bright and sunny outside, I tend to need less insulin. I
>remember that when I'm stressed, I need more insulin. Those kind of things
>can't easily be input into the chart, but they can easily be remembered.
>I can remember roughly how often my BG is high in the morning, and how 
>it's low. I had 2 hypos last week when I woke up, and I've been high for 
>last 3 days when I woke up, after lowering my basal rate from 3-7am by 0.1
>So, I'm kind of sceptical about the advantages of charting it all - in MY 
>I tend to react to imperfect control on a day by day basis rather than 
>at all my BGs over the last 3 months and trying to figure out what to 
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