When creating an entry, specify when you made the measurement—before or after a meal—and the type of meal: breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner.
Choose whether you measured blood sugar before going to bed or after waking up. See how rest affects your glucose level.
Never prick the same finger twice in a row by recording the finger you used when creating a measurement entry.
If you’ve taken your meds [made an insulin shot or took a pill], note it down when recording a measurement—see if your prescribed drugs are working. You can also set reminders for taking your meds.
If you’ve been exercising before making a measurement, record the exercise duration and see what effect it has on your sugar levels.
Record the mood you are in when making a measurement. Track how you feel on a regular basis and check whether your treatment plan is working.
Your weight is an important metric to follow when treating diabetes. Record your weight along with the measurement and track its development in time.
Have you eaten something extra sweet today? Make a note about it explaining a higher-than-usual sugar level. Or note down anything else worth mentioning about a measurement.