How often do you do a blood test during the middle of the night on your child or yourself?
Three or more times per week, but not everynight
Once or twice a week
Once or twice a month
Only if the pre-bedtime blood sugar is low or high, or if ill
How often do you do a blood test during the middle of the night on your child or yourself?Poll dates: December 9 - 16, 2001
Total Votes: 740
Research has shown that many people with diabetes have nighttime hypoglycemia and don't know it. Blood tests during the night can detect nighttime hypoglycemia or patterns of low blood sugars and help you take appropriate action to reduce the risk.
In the two-and-a-half years since we last ran this poll, we've seen a significant change in the number of people who report testing every night, with the number nearly doubling from 13% to 25%. People who report testing only if low or ill, or testing rarely, both dropped too. These changes demonstrate that more and more people are aware of the risk of nighttime hypoglycemia and are taking action -- by performing blood tests -- to help prevent it.
Frequency of Nighttime Testing 1999 2001 Every night 13% 25% Three or more times per week 7% 9% Once or twice a week 5% 9% Once or twice a month 6% 5% Only if low or ill 36% 27% Rarely 20% 13% Never 9% 8%
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 15:37:00
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