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New year, new resolutions – #30DLogging Challenge

12/28/2015 by Scott Johnson

New year, new resolutions – #30DLogging Challenge

Working at mySugr doesn’t automatically mean we’re awesome loggers or that things always go great with our diabetes monsters. Just like you, we have new year resolutions to tame our diabetes monsters better and be more effective with our therapy.

Our advantage, though, is that we always have a few other people with diabetes around us in the office. When we come up with three or four excuses not to log our info, our colleagues just give us that look. Like, “C’mon, really? I’m not buying it…” And we know it already – logging our diabetes data brings a lot of benefits. So we’ll start on January 1, 2016. We'll take advantage of the fresh motivation for the new year and be full of determination to put it to the test in the 30-day logging challenge. We (Clara, Lukas, and Scott) will log – together with you if you like – 5 times a day, including 3 meals and any exercise, for 30 days straight to start 2016 right.

Our goals

Lukas: My biggest goal is to figure out and repair my ratios and then get rid of the big spikes in my blood sugar. I think I’ll feel a lot better for that reason. I really hope to be able to find a ratio and knowledge setup to handle my diabetes better and easier. Clara: I want to figure out where I'm at with my diabetes, as I currently lack overview of my results. That would help me out figure what next steps I have to take in order to improve my therapy. For my own curiosity, I’m also excited for the opportunity to see my estimated HbA1c. Scott: I’m all over the place with my testing and logging right now. So my goal is to build some structure and strategy into my logging which I think will help a lot. This means doing more pre and post-meal paired tests, for example. I also need to get exercising again.

The rules

What is a challenge without effort and rules? So here’s what we need to do:

  • 5 log entries each day (preferably with tags)
  • 3 meal entries each day
  • log any exercise

To follow, cheer, and stalk us on this journey just like us on Facebook where we’ll be keeping you up to date with videos, photos, and even our Logbook entries!

How to participate

And we know many of you Monster Tamers are full of ambition! We’d love if you joined the fun! We even convinced the boss to give away mySugr Pro for the month of January so you can participate. On January 1st, 2016 there will be a 30-day voucher on our Facebook page for the #30DLogging Challenge. Download mySugr Logbook, register, redeem your voucher, and you’ll have everything you need to participate. We can’t wait to meet you! Why not visit us on Facebook today and get to know us and the other Monster Tamers? Don't forget to give us a "Like!"

Scott Johnson

Almost famous for being a Diet Coke fanatic, Scott is the Patient Success Manager, US for mySugr and has lived well with diabetes for over forty years. He's an active pioneer in the diabetes social media space and along with his work at mySugr, he manages his award-winning blog, when time allows.