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How often do you do a blood test during the middle of the night on your child or yourself?


Every night






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


















How often do you do a blood test during the middle of the night on your child or yourself?

Poll dates: February 16 - 23, 2003
Total Votes: 764

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 29%, an increase of about 250%. 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 performing blood tests -- to help prevent it.

Answer   Feb 2003   Dec 2001   Jan 1999
Every night   29%   25%   13%
Three or more times per week   9%   9%   7%
Once or twice a week   7%   9%   5%
Once or twice a month   3%   5%   6%
Only if low or ill   31%   27%   36%
Rarely   11%   13%   20%
Never   7%   8%   9%

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