Your Blood Sugar Log
You and your doctor will decide together when and how often to check your blood
sugar. Once you start tracking your blood sugar levels, it's a good idea to record
the date and time, every time you check your blood sugar, as well as your Lantus®
Why Check Your Blood Sugar?
Checking your blood sugar provides immediate and useful feedback, regardless of
the number. If you can, think of your readings as "high" or "low," not "good" or
"bad." You'll be on your way to a more positive way of thinking.
Managing blood sugar isn't about personal success or failure. It's about recognizing patterns
to help you react quickly and appropriately. Knowing your numbers gives you and
your doctor the information needed to discuss appropriate ways to adjust your treatment
plan, the amount, types and timing of meals, and your physical activity.
Why Keep Track?
Keeping a daily blood sugar log is a great way to ensure that you're on track with
your treatment. It can be comforting to know that your blood sugar ranges are
where you and your doctor want them to be. And if they aren't, it's best to contact
your doctor so he or she can discuss possible treatment adjustments such as your
Besides 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
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3 Easy Steps to Keep a Blood Sugar Log
Check Your Level
You and your doctor will decide together when and how often to check your blood sugar. There will also be times when you may want to do an additional check—for example, when you’ve had a late meal, you’ve taken an extra walk during the day, you're under stress, or are sick. Extra food, unplanned exercise, illness, and stress may affect blood sugar.
Write It Down
Fill in the date, the time and your blood sugar results, as well as your Lantus® dose.
Make notes on your diet, exercise, or any unusual occurrences, such as symptoms or stress in your routine. All these factors can affect your blood sugar levels, and noting them will help you and your doctor see patterns of "out of range" blood sugars, discuss ways to reduce frequency of highs and lows, and talk about whether you need to adjust your treatment.
Keep in Mind That There are No "Wrong" Numbers.
Just remember to bring your log
to your next appointment and to call your healthcare provider if you notice major
changes in your blood sugar levels.
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.
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.
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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.