I had amazing record keeping in the beginning.
I set up an excel spreadsheet with all the glucose readings, the insulin doses and any notes about that day.
I filled it our religiously.
I printed them before endo and family physician appointments.
I felt prepared. I was prepared.
I was warned that once we started pumping that would change.
You won't do that anymore.
All the info is there for you when you upload your pump.
I shook my head.
For the first 2 months, I logged everything.
I painstakingly transferred all the information from Carelink to my written log.
I logged snacks and meals with carb counts.
I added the days that there was gym.
I wrote until I got cramps in my hand.
Then I stopped.
I didn't mean to. To be honest I ran out of the sheets that I was using and hadn't gotten around to priniting more.
I miss them.
I miss the control I felt when I was keeping them.
I think I may be missing something by not keeping a food diary with the BG readings. Like I can look back on a particular day and say "oh look, she ate so and so and look what happened. Maybe we should try ______ next time".
Does anyone who uses the pump or has a child with a pump still keep detailed records? Do you find it beneficial?