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    Hi everyone! Does anybody with a pump still use logs like this? Just wondering.
    5-year-old son
    Dx at age 2
    Pumping with Animas Ping

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    Only when I'm trying to analyze for sanity beyond what I can see in the pump records. My teen isn't too interested, so I usually give up.
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    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Pacific NW


    No. That's what her PDM log, Dexcom, and Glooko are for.
    Mother of two wonderful daughters:
    *T age 14 - dx'd 01/24/2014 at age 11.5
    MDI: Humalog & Lantus 01/24/2014 - 06/04/2014
    Dexcom: G4 05/02/2014; G4 with Share 03/11/2015; G5 10/07/2015
    OmniPod with Humalog 06/05/2014; Apidra 09/12/2014
    *C age 27 - reactive airway disease; married 08/30/2014

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    When my son was just diagnosed, the Dr gave us this log at the hospital. This was before the pump, and it made sense. Then we got the pump, and I personally like Diasend logs and statistics better, but our Dr prefers paper logs. So I was just wondering if it's still a thing, if anybody still uses them.
    I use Diasend myself, but for our check-ups I hand write his numbers in the log.
    5-year-old son
    Dx at age 2
    Pumping with Animas Ping

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    I think the first few weeks after a diagnosis manual logging is great as it gets you in tune with the situation that has just landed on your doorstep. Doing the paper logs initially was great because you didnt have the burden of learning anything electronically new on top of the diabetes learning curve.

    I think though that after a while all of the devices that we have come to use then take over. It seems all of the pumps, meters, heck even apps for your phone, do a much better job.

    For us, once the Dexcom arrived I never wrote a paper log again.
    Dad to a child diagnosed on 11/27/13 (he was 11 at the time)
    MDI (Lantus and Humalog) 11/2013 to 8/2015
    Tandem Tslim 8/2015 to present
    Dexcom G5

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    Nope ... never have. Scientists here .... never needed it.
    Stay at home Dad to son, 16.
    Diagnosed: 02/2006
    OmniPod: 09/2007, Novolog Humalog since 1/16
    Dexcom Seven Plus: 02/2010 Dexcom G4: 01/2013 Now Dexcom G5

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    Join Date
    May 2009
    Southern CA


    Quote Originally Posted by Portabella View Post
    Hi everyone! Does anybody with a pump still use logs like this? Just wondering.
    Rarely use them. They can be helpful though, when you want to include notes or details about food or activity. Sometimes those details really help when you are trying to figure out patterns for insulin adjustments. I know when my daughter was busy with different school activities, I would forget what she did on last Tuesday afternoon...thinking oh we must have over-bolused the food, when sometimes it was, oh yeah, we ran the mile in PE that afternoon. I think when ill, it is a good idea too. I was more likely to look at the list/log on the counter to see what the last dose was, what she had eaten, etc, than disturb her to look at her pump.

    It's all what you get used to. Whichever method you actually USE will work.
    Mom to Danielle, age 18, dx'd type 1 age 3 in 2001. MM 630G pump with cgm. dx'd celiac 6/09
    She will be a sophomore at University of Utah in the fall 2017.
    Go Utes!

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    We used something similar when Abby was in elementary school as the nurses were required to log.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Hamilton, Canada


    Quote Originally Posted by Portabella View Post
    Hi everyone! Does anybody with a pump still use logs like this? Just wondering.
    Scientist here - and yes we used paper log books for as long as my daughter was living at home..

    Just used one again when she was back for a visit, to get a handle on some trends.

    Proud Dad of Amy (19), diagnosed Aug. 2006 and getting MDI of Apidra, Regular and Lantus..
    and Sylvie (15); very happy husband of Shirla!

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    When my daughter went from daycare, to school and then to home we used an Excel spreadsheet. We always put it in her diabetic bag and it went with her everywhere. If anything went wrong, all of her basals and ratios were on the sheet. Blank Log.jpg
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