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

 
     

10 or more times

 
 

14%

 

  111

 
     

9 times

 
 

4%

 

  36

 
     

8 times

 
 

12%

 

  99

 
     

7 times

 
 

10%

 

  82

 
     

6 times

 
 

16%

 

  129

 
     

5 times

 
 

15%

 

  119

 
     

4 times

 
 

15%

 

  121

 
     

3 times

 
 

4%

 

  35

 
     

2 times

 
 

2%

 

  16

 
     

1 time

 
 

1%

 

  5

 
     

Less than 1 time

 
 

2%

 

  19

 


Total votes: 772

 

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

Poll dates: October 31 - November 7, 2004
Total Votes: 772

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 check, therefore, the more data you have to control your diabetes.

Among visitors to Children with Diabetes, the trend over the past several years is towards more frequent monitoring. The graphs below clearly illustrate the shift -- the peak at four checks per day has declined significantly from when we first ran this poll in October 1998, and the peak is now at checking more than six times per day.

The average number of checks per day has increased from 4.6 to 6.3, and the number of people reporting checking 10 or more times per day is 14%, and 28% report checking 8 or more times per day.

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Graph - Click for a larger image

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

  Tests per Day     Oct 2004     Nov 2003     Sep 2002     Sep 2001     Jun 2000     Oct 1998  
Ten or more   14%   12%   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a
Nine   4%   2%   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a
Eight   12%   11%   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a
Eight or more   30%   25%   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a
Seven   10%   8%   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a
More than six   40%   33%   36%   29%   18%   16%
Six   16%   17%   16%   13%   12%   12%
Five   15%   18%   16%   18%   20%   16%
Four   15%   15%   21%   25%   34%   41%
Three   4%   5%   4%   4%   7%   6%
Two   2%   2%   1%   4%   3%   4%
One   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%
Less than one   2%   4%   1%   1%   2%   1%

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