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How old is the glucose meter that you use most often?

 
     

Less than a month

 
 

4%

 

  23

 
     

1-6 months old

 
 

21%

 

  112

 
     

6-12 months old

 
 

22%

 

  116

 
     

1-2 years old

 
 

32%

 

  168

 
     

Over 2 years old

 
 

15%

 

  81

 
     

I don't know

 
 

1%

 

  6

 
     

I don't check my blood sugar

 
 

1%

 

  10

 


Total votes: 516

 

How old is the glucose meter that you use most often?

Poll dates: July 30 - August 6, 2006
Total Votes: 516

In the past several years, blood glucose meter makers have released new products that require smaller sample sizes, permit alternate site testing, take less time to produce readings, and have sophisticated memories and analysis capabilities built in. If you're using a meter that is more than a year old, you may wish to ask your diabetes team about the many new meters that have been released recently to see if one might offer features that would better meet your needs.

The chart below shows how people have answered this question over the past several years.

Response     Jul 2006     Jul 2004     Jul 2003     Feb 2002     Mar 2001  
Less than a month 4% 5% 5% 5% 8%
1-6 months old 21% 26% 19% 19% 23%
6-12 months old 22% 26% 18% 29% 20%
1-2 years old 32% 26% 37% 25% 29%
Over 2 years old 15% 16% 15% 11% 14%
Don't know 1% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Don't test 1% 1% 2% 5% 2%

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