Blood Glucose Tracking Spreadsheets and Programs
Here’s a couple of Excel spreadsheets you can download and use to track you BGs and such.
Here’s a cool online service for recording your stats.
With SugarStats you will be able to:
- Get rid of that pen & paper log It’s all online!
- Track & manage meds, foods* and activity*
- Drill down into specific timeframes to get a clear picture
- Visualize your progress with easy to read graphs and trends
- Share your statistics with your family, friends or doctor
How Can I Buy Liquid Splenda?
Liquid Splenda has zero grams of carbs, whereas the granular product has 24 g carbs per cup. Liquid Splenda is sold under the name Zero Carb Syrup Concentrate and, to my knowledge can be purchased online only. These are the sources I am aware of; there may be others:
American source: http://locarber.com/ NOTE: Recently someone has reported problems doing business with these folks. I have used them but it took almost 6 weeks to get the product. It’s also rumored that Trish may have gone out of business. UPDATE: I am leaving the link here just in case they come back. But for now this site is gone.
Here’s another source that has open ordering only when supplies are available.
It seems expensive, but it is very concentrated and one bottle lasts forever. The manufacturer claims that one 8 oz bottle equals the sweetness of 32 cups of sugar.
It seems that the supply of liquid Splenda has dried up. Sweetzfree has regular order windows. Check the site for the next order window. The windows are usually for 24 hours. Sometimes they are shorter depending on the supply.
Otherwise there is a substitute. It’s called FiberFit and it’s Sucralose sweetened, liquid fiber. There’s not that much fiber but it is supposed to accomplish the same thing that Liquid Splenda does.
You can order it at Netrition.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Blood Glucose Meter.
U.S. Department of Agricuture–Nutrient Data Laboratory http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12354500
Lab Test Interpretation
Anybody that’s had a full blood test,these are the lab interpretations
that explains what your tests mean.
Do you want to learn more about the drugs you are taking?
Here’s another site with good drug information and you can check for drug interactions. You can also check out vitamins and supplements.
This site is excellent for researching various herbs. This is not the prettied up description that the supplement vendors want you to believe. This is much more scientific and studies are cited if applicable.
This is a fabulous site. Full of info and ever growing.
This site has tons of information ranging from A1c – Zinc. Check it out for answers to your questions.
Below is a link to my shared folder that I am saving Diabetes related documents. I just started this on Feb.23, 2007, and in time it will grow. So check in from time to time to see what I’ve found.
Order Your Own Lab Tests
Does your doctor give you the run around when ordering tests? Does your insurance stink? You can order your own lab tests through Direct Labs. They are reasonable and the tests are the same as if your doc had ordered them.
Blood Glucose and A1c Conversion Charts
I use the following sites…
to convert mg/dL(USA) to mmol/l (rest of us) and back again.
A1c to BG number
The Quintessential Diabetes Link Resource
For all things diabetic, Jimmy Moore has put together a fantastic Diabetes Blog. This is a fantastic resources.