Blood Sugar Chart
Our free blood sugar chart (or blood glucose chart) lets you track your blood sugar levels throughout the day. It also allows you to enter in normal blood sugar levels, both high and low, so you can see how well you are staying within your healthy range. Next to each entry, you can enter notes about your diet and exercise, to see how they affect your levels. You can also keep track of your A1C levels (also referred to as hemoglobin HbA1c levels), which you get tested by your doctor.
Printable Blood Sugar Log
When you measure your blood sugar levels, you're not always next to your computer. This printable blood sugar log allows you to write down your results no matter where you are. You can then enter the information into the Excel chart at your leisure. You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the blood sugar log.
Blood Sugar Log (.pdf)
Print this blood sugar log and attach it to your fridge or wherever you typically test your blood sugar.
Blood Sugar Chart and A1C Chartfor Excel and OpenOffice
With this Blood Sugar Chart spreadsheet you can enter your blood sugar test results and see those results plotted on a graph along with your recommended upper and lower blood sugar levels.
Remember to enter notes next to your entries regarding your diet and exercise so that you can see how they may be affecting your levels.
Consult a doctor to find out what your upper and lower levels should be.
This spreadsheet also contains a chart for tracking your A1C level. For the A1C level chart, you can enter the level that your doctor recommends you stay close to.
Using a Blood Sugar Chart
Tracking your blood sugar level (or blood glucose level) is highly recommended to give you power over your body and health. Tracking your blood sugar level along with your diet and exercise lets you see how to use diet and exercise to keep you at the right levels and stay healthy. You can also show your healthcare provider your results to help them provide you with a better care plan.
Measuring your Blood Sugar Level: You can check your blood sugar level with a blood glucose meter at any time during the day, but generally people take them before meals and before they go to bed at night. Your health care provider can help you with an individualized schedule.
Tracking Your Blood Sugar Level: After using the meter to find your blood sugar level, enter the date, time, level and any notes into the chart. Notes could include what food you ate, what exercises you did, or anything else that you think influences your levels.
If you are on an exercise plan, ask your doctor for the best time to take your levels, to determine the affects your exercise plan is having.
Another way to check your average blood sugar levels is through an A1C test.
Tracking your A1C levels *
Your healthcare provider can give you your A1C levels through a blood test. The test looks at the percentage of glycated hemoglobin in your red blood cells. Because the average life of a red blood cell is about 4 months, this test will give you a good idea of how you've been doing for the past 2 to 3 months. You can have this test taken every 2 to 6 months. Ask your hcp how often they recommend you take this test.
* Taking the A1C test on a regular basis does not mean you should stop taking your daily blood sugar levels. Consult your health care provider with any questions you have.
Blood Sugar / Blood Glucose Resources
- American Diabetes Associaton at diabetes.org - Along with being a great resource for information on diabetes, the American Diabetes Association works towards preventing and finding the cure for diabetes.
- How to Test Blood Glucose at WebMD.com - A convenient source for information on medicine and health.
- Hemoglobin A1c Test for Diabetes at WebMD.com - Explains the HbA1c test, common normal ranges, and how often to have the test.
- My Sugar Level at MySugarLevel.com - An online resource for glucose tracking, to help you take control of your health.