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How often do you record your blood glucose readings?


After each test






More than once a day






Once or twice a week






Rarely if ever






I rely on the memory in the meter






How often do you record your blood glucose readings?

Poll dates: February 9 - 16, 2003
Total Votes: 641

The blood glucose readings obtained from home blood glucose monitoring are your most important data in managing diabetes. Blood sugar data can be used to identify patterns, which help you and your diabetes team adjust insulin, food, and exercise to match your lifestyle.

Half of our readers report that they record blood glucose data after each reading. That's down from 61%, as reported in a similar poll we ran in 2001. One-quarter rely on the memory of their blood glucose meter, up from 16% in that last poll. With new meters that have memories capable of storing hundreds of readings, and easy-to-use diabetes management programs, it makes sense that more people are moving towards digital storage of their blood glucose data. There are even free, web-based diabetes management systems.

Whether you write blood glucose readings down on paper or use a computer to record them, this data remains the best tool we have today to help you manage your diabetes.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:37:22
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