Blood Sugar Chart
|Normal Blood Sugar Levels|
|Before Meals <70-130|
|1-2 hrs After Meals <180 or less|
|Before Exercise <100 if Taking Insulin|
|A1C Levels <6%|
Tracking your blood sugar levels on a daily basis is highly recommended to give you power over what your body and health is doing. Tracking your blood sugar level along with your diet and exercise lets you see how to use diet and exercise to keep you at the right levels and stay healthy.
Blood Sugar Tracking Chart
When you live with Diabetes it is important to keep a daily blood sugar chart so that you can document your progress, in managing your diabetes. When it comes to diabetic record keeping, it is important for you to be able to give your doctor a complete picture of your diabetes in between appointments.
Another reason to keep a Blood Sugar Chart is because poorly controlled blood sugar can cause cardiovascular problems, nerve pain, eye, kidney and foot complications. Keeping a daily diabetes monitoring tracking chart sheet or tracker software is important.
It is also important to keep track of other health problems that may be affected by diabetes such as your weight, cholesterol, A1C level, and blood pressure. A tracking blood sugar chart doesn’t have to be a complicated thing. You can make a chart in Excel format or there are lots of free online tools that you can download and print off. Hang this chart on your refrigerator where you can see and find it easily. Or buy a simple cheap notebook if that is more easily for you to record your blood levels.
Date Reading Before Meals After Meals Medicines Taken Activities
Each time you test your blood sugar, log it in your notebook, refrigerator chart or an online tool that you have made. Note the date, time, results, and any recent activities:
- What medication and dosage you took
- What you ate
- How much and what kind of exercise you were doing