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1/5/11 3:16 P

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Oooohhhhh, I don't envy your position!
SP isn't a great place for tracking insulin and BG, although you CAN input bloodsugars, it doesn't do a lot of good to track one without the other in my experience.
There's a few apps that are handy, I like one called Glucose Buddy (I think it was free) if thats more up your/his alley. Also, most glucometer companies have free tracking books, I'd bet if you just called the 800# on the back of his meter you could get some other ideas/examples for tracking stuff.
Good luck!

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1/3/11 1:15 P

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I do realize it's up to him to take of himself. He is going through a series of things right now. I'm just trying to get him started. Thanks for the link. He does see his endocrinologist and a diabetes educator this month. Thanks for respinding to my post.
-Summer

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1/3/11 8:50 A

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Hi Summer,

I don't think Sparkpeople is the best place to track blood sugar and insulin for those of us with T1. I have used a spreadsheet, and also something called "My Other Checkbook" which is a manual log you can find that using this link: www.diabetesnet.com/mocb1.php#axzz19
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Now...for a piece of unsolicited advice. Does your husband WANT you to track things for him? If he's on board and wants your help, great! If not, you may be spinning your wheels. Ultimately diabetes is up to him to manage. You may be able to help if he wants that, but you cannot do it for him. Has he visited with his endocrinologist or a diabetes educator about working to get better control? Sometimes advice coming from outsiders is easier to take than from your spouse. Just sayin' :).

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1/1/11 4:36 P

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Hi my name is Summer. My husband is Type 1. He is 33 and has had a kidney tranplant and lost his right eye and most of his vision in his left. I met him over 4 years ago and we just got married in August. His BS are all over the place. I can't get him to see that he is destroying himself and its killing my heart. So Im going to start entering his food intake. Is there a way to also track his insulin and bloodsugars as well? I would really appreciate the input/guidence.
Thank You,
Summer

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