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  Where does your child perform blood glucose checks while at school?  
      My child checks in the classroom, and the school is very supportive.  
  65%     39  
      My child checks in the classroom, but the school is not very supportive.  
  0%      0  
      My child checks in the clinic or nurse's office, because that's what we prefer.  
  20%     12  
      My child checks in the clinic or nurse's office, because checking in the classroom is not allowed.  
  10%     6  
      My child checks in the office. We don't have a clinic or nurses office.  
  3%     2  
      My child is not allowed to check at school.  
  0%      0  
  2%     1  

Total votes: 60

Where does your child perform blood tests while at school?

Poll dates: September 4 - 11, 2013
Total Votes: 60

With more and more kids using insulin pumps are multiple daily injections based on Lantus as a basal, taking insulin at school is commonplace, even for young kids, and that means that checking blood sugars at school is also commonplace. Our readers report two dramatic changes since we first ran this poll in December 1998:

  1. Almost two-thirds (65%) report that their child checks blood sugars in the classroom, up from just under one-fourth (24%) in 1998.
  2. No one reported that their child is not allowed to check blood sugars at school, compared with 18% in 1998.

This is good news for kids with diabetes, because it means that more of them are getting the kind of care that they need while at school.

For more information, see Diabetes at School.

The table below compares the results from this poll with the last times it was run.

Answer    Sep
Classroom, supportive    65% 48% 47% 49% 44% 50% 45% 21%
Classroom, not supportive    0% 4% 5% 5% 4% 2% 2% 3%
Clinic or nurse's office; we prefer    20% 31% 19% 22% 21% 19% 23% 23%
Clinic or nurse's office; classroom not allowed    10% 12% 14% 13% 16% 16% 17% 19%
School office; no clinic    3% 4% 4% 2% 5% 5% 5% 7%
Not allowed to test at school    0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Other    1% 1% 7% 5% 6% 4% 4% 6%

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