Why, just wave your freak flag high and proud!!
The other day, Kerri posted about logging. General consensus among the comments and on Twitter was that we hate logging. It may be extremely helpful, but the very act of writing down each blood sugar, insulin dose and carb count borders on torture. So most of us just don't.
Enter me, the OCD freak. Yes, I do log. Practically every day (although some days I do slip a bit). I buy (yes, buy!!) the logbooks from Minimed and write down everything.
That's right, EVERYTHING (although it looks like I forgot to fill in a couple of things toward the end of that day). Reading from the top down, you can see the time of my blood sugar checks and the numbers. The carbs counts. The food bolus and correction bolus amounts. My basal rates are written in every day, even though they haven't changed in months. I put a check in the box when I exercise. Instead of noting ketones (which I rarely have & can note on the bottom page if I need to), I write down what my CGM read at the time of my finger-stick. Under that, I write down how much that reading varied from the finger-stick. Oh, and I also note if I calibrated or not.
On the bottom page, I fill in exactly what I ate for each meal and snack, along with the carb count for each food. And I note what exercise I did, and what my blood sugars where before and after.
Nothing like being thorough, huh? Yeah, my logbook is my Freak Flag, and I might as well wave it high!