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£9 for a pack of six diaries, available from DIABETES UK.

The Desang Blood Test Diary

The Desang blood test diary

As anyone knows who has diabetes, there are several pains involved. One is having insulin injections. One is due to pricking your fingers to get blood out to do tests. One is writing down your blood test results, which most of us consider a right pain too!

With many of us aware of how much our diet affects us (for many of us diabetics, we are what we eat and inject). We’re often asked not only to take down blood test results but also to keep a food diary. Both are combined here in an easy to read, easy to fill in, easy to understand dairy.

Each booklet covers 32 days. Each day has two-pages to view, so that every day has a whole page on which to note down your eating habits. This will help you to see which foods bring on high blood sugars. You can check at a glance without relying on your memory or having to refer to your blood test meter’s memory to remind you what your readings have been over the last 24 hours or more. In addition, opposite the food and dose log, is a chart into which you can plot where your results go each day, giving you a visual aid to spotting patterns (always low mid-morning, for example).

Diaries are sold in pack of six diaries, each diary lasts a month, for £9, so £1.50 per month (five pence per day) for great diary keeping!

£9 for a pack of six diaries, available from DIABETES UK.

Blood Test Diary

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  • Vivien's Comment Vivien Posted On: Mar 13th, 2012 at 21:40

    I wish you did other colours like red or yellow instead of black and brown. Will you ever consider?

  • sue's Comment sue Posted On: Mar 27th, 2012 at 13:17

    Hi, we really want to do more colours too, but it’s because we’re not a very big company, and you have to get minimum orders, which is hard for us. We do a blue one, which has a plastic cover on it which you can put photo underneath, or things like that, to make it more you own? Look for the Slim Blue kitbag. It might keep you going until we can offer you some more options? Sue

  • Angela's Comment Angela Posted On: Dec 12th, 2012 at 02:21

    Hi there

    ive been a diabetic also 24 years i became one at age 21, i also have cf cystic fibrosis, this is how i became a diabetic. It is type 1 i take 3 injections a day. The last years or so has been very hard to control, probably due to chest infections, hbv1 very high. I would be interested in getting this diary to take a note of my readings, food etc. Sue its a great idea. I live in Belfast, Northern Ireland (age 47 diagnosed at 21). Regards Angela

  • sue's Comment sue Posted On: Dec 22nd, 2012 at 15:11

    Angela — sorry for slow reply. Please email me your address and I’ll send a sample diary to you. sue.marshall@desang.net

  • Sally's Comment Sally Posted On: Apr 6th, 2013 at 07:36

    Delighted with my kitbag. I agree that a red one would be fantastic. Just having one bright colour available would be fine. Also it would be great if your website showed a more detailed close-up of the log book, so we could see the column layout.

  • MICHELLE's Comment MICHELLE Posted On: May 21st, 2013 at 16:10

    HI Sue

    I work for a Non-profit community health center which has 14 clinics in the Southern AZ region in the U.S. I would like to see a sample of your dairy. Is it possible to send me a sample so I can show our Clinical Director? Thank you. Michelle Landeros Transitional Case Mgr-health Promotion Coordinator, MHC.

  • sue's Comment sue Posted On: Jul 6th, 2013 at 15:18

    Michelle, I can send you a sample — however, we are based in the UK and the diary is set up for our way of reading blood glucose readings. Let me know an address by email to info@desang.net and I’ll pop one in the post to you. Sue

  • Joy Renwick's Comment Joy Renwick Posted On: Mar 29th, 2014 at 14:18

    Hi I’ve had your diaries they are great I am about
    to order more but I would love a type of
    Filofax dedicated to diabetes or health problems ect
    Do you know of anything anywhere like this
    I just think it would be so useful if they were pocket
    size and you could record info in them
    THANKYOU for your great service