How often do you do a blood test during the middle of the night on your child or yourself?
Three or more times per week, but not everynight
Once or twice a week
Once or twice a month
Only if the pre-bedtime blood sugar is low or high, or if ill
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%
Last Updated: Sunday April 24, 2005 13:25:20
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