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

 
     

10 or more times

 
 

12%

 

  113

 
     

9 times

 
 

2%

 

  24

 
     

8 times

 
 

11%

 

  107

 
     

7 times

 
 

8%

 

  81

 
     

6 times

 
 

17%

 

  156

 
     

5 times

 
 

18%

 

  168

 
     

4 times

 
 

15%

 

  141

 
     

3 times

 
 

5%

 

  54

 
     

2 times

 
 

2%

 

  22

 
     

1 times

 
 

1%

 

  7

 
     

Less than 1 time

 
 

4%

 

  40

 


Total votes: 913

 

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

Poll dates: November 16 - 23, 2003
Total Votes: 913

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.

The trend over the past several years is towards more frequent monitoring. The graphs below clearly illustrate the shift -- the peak at four tests per day has declined significantly from when we first ran this poll in October 1998, and the peak is now at testing more than six times per day. The average number of tests per day has increased from 4.6 to 6.2.

Graph - Click for a larger image

Graph - Click for a larger image

This table summarizes results of this poll question from the past five years:

  Tests per Day     Nov 2003     Sep 2002     Sep 2001     Jun 2000     Oct 1998  
More than six   33%   36%   29%   18%   16%
Six   17%   16%   13%   12%   12%
Five   18%   16%   18%   20%   16%
Four   15%   21%   25%   34%   41%
Three   5%   4%   4%   7%   6%
Two   2%   1%   4%   3%   4%
One   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%
Less than one   4%   1%   1%   2%   1%

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