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How often do you write down the results of your blood glucose tests?

      Always, or almost always  
  61%   594  
      About once a day  
  3%   35  
      About once a week  
  4%   39  
      About once a month  
  1%   17  
      Only when it's time for my doctor's visit  
  7%   70  
      Rarely if ever  
  3%   29  
      I don't check my blood sugars  
  1%   12  
      I use my meter's memory and/or my computer instead  
  16%   157  
  1%   13  

How often do you write down the results of your blood glucose tests?

Poll dates: January 14 - 21, 2001
Total Votes: 966

The blood glucose readings obtained from home blood glucose monitoring are your most important data in managing diabetes. Blood sugar data can be used to identify patterns, which help you and your diabetes team adjust insulin, food, and exercise to match your lifestyle.

Three out of five of our readers report that the write down their blood glucose data after each reading. That's great! Another 16% rely on the memory of their blood glucose meter. Many diabetes teams download meter data, and there are many excellent diabetes management computer programs that work with personal computers.

Whether you write blood glucose readings down on paper or use a computer to record them, this data remains the best tool we have today to help you manage your diabetes.

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