Using a Gestational Diabetes Tracking Sheet

If you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, one of the most important parts of your treatment and management is constant monitoring. Aside from having a healthy diet and regular exercise, you should also regularly monitor your blood sugar levels before and after you eat. This can be done through a gestational diabetes tracking sheet, which enables you to record your blood sugar levels taken by a glucometer, which can be used as a reference for your subsequent checkups. Using a gestational diabetes tracking sheet helps your doctor determine whether you are responding positively to the current treatment or not, in which case your doctor needs to adjust your treatment in order to properly manage your condition.

Contents of a Gestational Diabetes Tracking Sheet

It is very easy to make your own gestational diabetes tracking sheet, as long as you know what it contains. You can do a gestational diabetes tracking sheet in Microsoft Word by making tables with several rows and columns. However, an easier way to create one is through Microsoft Excel, since it already comes with ready-made tables that you can customize according to your needs.

You can create a weekly or monthly gestational diabetes tracking sheet depending on how long you want to track your blood glucose. Write down all the days and dates on the first column of your tracking sheet, and then devote another column for specifying the time when you took the glucose reading. Ideally, you should have glucose readings in the morning when you wake up, before and after breakfast, before and after lunch, before and after dinner, and by the time that you go to bed. If you are using an Excel file, you can add a row for averaging your daily glucose readings found in your gestational diabetes tracking sheet. This way, it is easier for you to keep track whether or not your treatment regimen for gestational diabetes is successful.

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Gestational Diabetes Tracking Sheets and Apps Online

If you find it tedious to create your own gestational diabetes tracking sheet, you can opt to download your own gestational diabetes tracking sheet from several sites that offer them. For instance, the Diabetic Connect community offers free gestational diabetes tracking sheets which can also be used by those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The official Diabetic Connect Blood Sugar Log is good for five weeks of monitoring, which is already good for a month. It is perfect for pregnant women since you can monitor your blood glucose levels for each month of your pregnancy. It even has average glucose computations and charts so that you can easily determine the effectiveness of your diet plan, exercise regimen, and medications.

If you want a modern gestational diabetes tracking sheet that you can carry with you then we have created one that is available for purchase on Amazon in a Journal form with all the necessary things you need as an on the go soon to be mom.

This gestational diabetes tracking sheet and journal includes directions on how to use it, areas to record meals, intakes and blood sugars, how you are feeling and any medications you are taking.

Go check it out here it is in my Series of gestational diabetes books called “Baby Steps for Gestational Diabetes”

About Mathea

Thanks for listening, I am a registered dietitian who had gestational diabetes and I want to help you find your way through this tough time. I have written several books and I have a book on Amazon about Gestational Diabetes Meal Plans.

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