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On an average day, how many times do you or your child do a blood test?

 
     

More than six

 
 

36%

 

  352

 
     

Six

 
 

16%

 

  163

 
     

Five

 
 

16%

 

  164

 
     

Four

 
 

21%

 

  214

 
     

Three

 
 

4%

 

  41

 
     

Two

 
 

1%

 

  18

 
     

One

 
 

1%

 

  6

 
     

Less than one

 
 

1%

 

  17

 
 

On an average day, how many times do you or your child do a blood test?

Poll dates: September 29 - October 6, 2002
Total Votes: 975

Blood sugar data is the only empirical data about our bodies that we can use to manage blood sugars hour-by-hour and day-to-day. The more times you test, therefore, the more data you have to control your diabetes.

Comparing the results from this poll with its two previous runnings show that our readers are testing more often. Over 50% report testing six or more times per day, and 93% are testing at least four times a day.

This table summarizes results of this poll question from this and previous times that it was run.

  Tests per Day     Sep 2002     Sep 2001     Jun 2000     Oct 1998  
More than six   36%   29%   18%   16%
Six   16%   13%   12%   12%
Five   16%   18%   20%   16%
Four   21%   25%   34%   41%
Three   4%   4%   7%   6%
Two   1%   4%   3%   4%
One   1%   1%   1%   1%
Less than one   1%   1%   2%   1%

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