Your Blood Sugar Log
Track your progress with a daily log
The easiest way to track your progress and recognize patterns that affect your blood
sugar levels over time is by maintaining your daily log.
Aside from keeping track of your blood sugar levels, remember to write down anything
that's outside of your normal routine. If you notice unusual symptoms
or an unexpected change in your numbers, please call your healthcare professional. What you eat, how much you eat, and when
you eat can all affect your blood sugar levels. So can exercise and stress. All
this information will help your doctor recommend how to adjust your treatment plan
if it becomes necessary.
You'll also notice that your blood sugar readings vary. That's ok. Blood sugar levels
always vary. They vary from person to person and from time to time in the same person. Speak to your doctor about what ranges are right for you.
Download Blood Sugar Log
3 Easy Steps to Keep a Blood Sugar Log
Check Your Level
Your doctor will tell you when and how often to check your blood sugar.
Write It Down
Fill in the date and time of your blood check as well as your Lantus®
Make notes on diet, exercise, or any unusual occurrences, such as symptoms or stress
in your routine.
Tired of Checking Your Numbers?
You're not alone. Everyone gets tired of doing repetitive tasks. But remember what
checking your blood sugar levels can do for you—now and in the future. If you're
having a hard time keeping at it, talk to a nurse at your doctor's office or a Certified Diabetes Educator if there's one available in your area.
He or she may have suggestions that will help.
Blood Sugar Monitoring on the Go
iBGStar® is the first blood sugar monitoring system that connects directly to an iPhone® or iPod® touch. It lets you track your blood sugar readings, carb intake, insulin doses, and more—anytime, anywhere.
Important Information for iBGStar®
The meter and lancing device are for single patient use. Do not share them with anyone including other family members. Do not use on multiple patients. All parts of the kit are considered biohazardous and can potentially transmit infectious diseases, even after you have performed cleaning and disinfection.
iPhone® and iPod® touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
A Helpful Tip From a CDE
Rather than thinking of your blood sugar as good, bad, or worse, think of your
blood sugar as controlled or uncontrolled.
No matter what you have to do to get and keep your blood sugar under control—meal
planning, physical activity, and/or medicine—it is worth the effort.
Remember to bring your log
to your next appointment and to call your healthcare professional if you notice major
changes in your blood sugar levels.
Do not take Lantus® if you are allergic to insulin or any of the
inactive ingredients in Lantus®.
You must test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as Lantus®.
Do not make any changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your
healthcare provider. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under
Do NOT dilute or mix Lantus® with any other insulin or solution.
It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be
serious. Lantus® must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless
with no particles visible. Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with
The most common side effect of insulin, including Lantus®, is
low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious. Some people may
experience symptoms such as shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision.
Severe hypoglycemia may be serious and life-threatening. It may cause harm to your
heart or brain. Other possible side effects may include injection site reactions,
including changes in fat tissue at the injection site, and allergic reactions, including
itching and rash. In rare cases, some allergic reactions may be life-threatening.
Tell your doctor about other medicines and supplements you are taking because they
can change the way insulin works. Before starting Lantus®, tell your
doctor about all your medical conditions including if you have liver or kidney problems,
are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding or planning to
Lantus® SoloSTAR® is a disposable prefilled insulin
pen. Please talk to your healthcare provider about proper injection technique and
follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that accompanies the pen.
Click here for Full Prescribing Information for Lantus®.
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The health information contained herein is provided for general educational purposes
only. Your healthcare professional is the single best source of information regarding
your health. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions
about your health or treatment.