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How often do you do a blood test during the middle of the night on your child or yourself?

 
     

Every night

 
 

36%

 

  261

 
     

Three or more times per week, but not everynight

 
 

8%

 

  57

 
     

Once or twice a week

 
 

6%

 

  48

 
     

Once or twice a month

 
 

3%

 

  24

 
     

Only if the pre-bedtime blood sugar is low or high, or if ill

 
 

24%

 

  174

 
     

Rarely

 
 

13%

 

  96

 
     

Never

 
 

6%

 

  47

 


Total votes: 707

 

How often do you do a blood test during the middle of the night on your child or yourself?

Poll dates: April 17 - 24, 2005
Total Votes: 707

Research has shown that many people with diabetes have nighttime hypoglycemia and don't know it. Blood tests during the night can detect nighttime hypoglycemia or patterns of low blood sugars and help you take appropriate action to reduce the risk.

Since we first ran this poll in January 1999, we've seen a significant change in the number of people who report testing every night, with the number growing from 13% to 36%, an increase of just under 300%. People who report testing only if low or ill, or testing rarely, both dropped too. These changes make it clear that more and more people are aware of the risk of nighttime hypoglycemia and are taking action -- by checking blood sugars -- to help prevent it.

Answer   Apr 2005   Feb 2004   Feb 2003   Dec 2001   Jan 1999
Every night   36%   30%   29%   25%   13%
Three or more times per week   8%   10%   9%   9%   7%
Once or twice a week   6%   8%   7%   9%   5%
Once or twice a month   3%   5%   3%   5%   6%
Only if low or ill   24%   26%   31%   27%   36%
Rarely   13%   12%   11%   13%   20%
Never   6%   6%   7%   8%   9%

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