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Where does your child perform blood tests while at school?

 
     

My child tests in the classroom, and the school is very supportive.

 
 

45%

 

  228

 
     

My child tests in the classroom, but the school is not very supportive.

 
 

2%

 

  15

 
     

My child tests in the clinic or nurse's office, because that's what we prefer.

 
 

23%

 

  118

 
     

My child tests in the clinic or nurse's office, because testing in the classroom is not allowed.

 
 

17%

 

  89

 
     

My child tests in the office. We don't have a clinic or nurses office.

 
 

5%

 

  26

 
     

My child is not allowed to test at school.

 
 

1%

 

  5

 
     

Other

 
 

4%

 

  22

 


Total votes: 503

 

Where does your child perform blood tests while at school?

Poll dates: September 5 - 12, 2004
Total Votes: 503

With more and more kids using insulin pumps are multiple daily injections based on Lantus as a basal, taking insulin at school is commonplace, even for young kids, and that means that checking blood sugars at school is also commonplace. Our readers report two dramatic changes since we last ran this poll in December 1998:

  1. Just under half (47%) report that their child checks blood sugars in the classroom, up from just under one-fourth (24%) in 1998.
  2. Only one percent report that their child is not allowed to check blood sugars at school, compared with 18% in 1998,

This is good news for kids with diabetes, because it means that more of them are getting the kind of care that they need while at school.

For more information, see Diabetes at School.

The table below compares the results from this poll with the last times it was run.

Answer    Sep 2004 Dec 1998
Classroom, supportive    45% 21%
Classroom, not supportive    2% 3%
Clinic or nurse's office; we prefer    23% 23%
Clinic or nurse's office; classroom not allowed    17% 19%
School office; no clinic    5% 7%
Not allowed to test at school    1% 1%
Other    4% 6%

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