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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

 
 

15%

 

  107

 
     

9 times

 
 

3%

 

  22

 
     

8 times

 
 

16%

 

  112

 
     

7 times

 
 

10%

 

  76

 
     

6 times

 
 

18%

 

  130

 
     

5 times

 
 

14%

 

  104

 
     

4 times

 
 

11%

 

  83

 
     

3 times

 
 

3%

 

  23

 
     

2 times

 
 

1%

 

  8

 
     

1 time

 
 

3%

 

  22

 
     

Less than 1 time

 
 

1%

 

  8

 


Total votes: 695

 

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

Poll dates: November 13 - 20, 2005
Total Votes: 695

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. The first graph stops at 6+ checks, because in earlier years the poll stopped there. The second graph continues through 10+ checks.

The average number of checks per day has increased from 4.6 to 6.5, and the number of people reporting checking 10 or more times per day is now 15%, and 33% report checking 8 or more times per day. Of particular note is the dramatic decline in the number of people checking just four times a day or less -- now just 19% compared with 53% when we first ran this poll in October 1998.

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Up to 6+ Checks Per Day

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Up to 10+ Checks Per Day

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

  Tests per Day     Nov 2005     Oct 2004     Nov 2003     Sep 2002     Sep 2001     Jun 2000     Oct 1998  
Ten or more   15%   14%   12%   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a
Nine   3%   4%   2%   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a
Eight   16%   12%   11%   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a
Eight or more   34%   30%   25%   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a
Seven   10%   10%   8%   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a
Six or more   44%   40%   33%   36%   29%   18%   16%
Six   18%   16%   17%   16%   13%   12%   12%
Five   14%   15%   18%   16%   18%   20%   16%
Four   11%   15%   15%   21%   25%   34%   41%
Three   3%   4%   5%   4%   4%   7%   6%
Two   1%   2%   2%   1%   4%   3%   4%
One   3%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%
Less than one   1%   2%   4%   1%   1%   2%   1%

[ Download the Excel spreadsheet with this poll's data ]

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Last Updated: Wednesday November 20, 2013 19:23:49
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