My blood sugar levels are bloody awful at the moment. I won’t lie, some of it is probably my fault. But I was a bit gobsmacked that my Hba1C has doubled in the last three months. Currently it’s as bad as it was when I was first diagnosed. If I can’t get it down in the next couple of weeks I’ll have to add a glicazide tablet to the Metformin SR and Lisinopril I’m already on. I have been very run down, but there’s more I can do. I lost 7lbs in the last fortnight, so that’s a start. I’m currently trying a new tracker app called MySugr, as the old Ontrack Diabetes app seems to be in a weird place right now. There was an update that apparently wrecked it, and then another update.. but my version doesn’t seem to have changed at all.
The free version of MySugr doesn’t support PDF export, and there is no HTML export at all. What there is though, is CSV export, which I can then feed into a Chart plugin. Which I’ve been playing with today.
Public humiliation is my latest tactic. If I upload these charts, people can see how badly I’m doing. Hopefully it’ll stir me into doing better.
Below is the chart I’ve created using the CSV export from MySugr with the plugin Visualizer Lite. I don’t really need all the pro elements, as none of the things I’m tracking can be measured together. My plan is to do a BS chart, a steps chart and possibly a carbs or calories chart. The world doesn’t need to see my weight progress.
So.. for context. The guidelines for diabetic blood sugar is between 4 and 7 mmol/L. You can hover over my results to see just how much shit I’m in right now.
MySugr records a lot more than the below, but I have to edit the data manually in the CSV file. The pro version allows pdf export, but where’s the fun in that?
The Chart (ulp)
This is now a screenshot of the chart, as I found a plugin I liked a lot better. You can read about it here.