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Where does your child perform blood tests while at school?


My child tests in the classroom, and the school is very supportive.






My child tests in the classroom, but the school is not very supportive.






My child tests in the clinic or nurse's office, because that's what we prefer.






My child tests in the clinic or nurse's office, because testing in the classroom is not allowed.






My child tests in the office. We don't have a clinic or nurses office.






My child is not allowed to test at school.












Total votes: 548


Where does your child perform blood tests while at school?

Poll dates: September 10 - 17, 2006
Total Votes: 548

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. Just under half (48%) report that their child checks blood sugars in the classroom, up from just under one-fourth (24%) in 1998 but down slightly from last year (52%).
  2. Only one percent report 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 2006 Sep 2005 Sep 2004 Dec 1998
Classroom, supportive    44% 50% 45% 21%
Classroom, not supportive    4% 2% 2% 3%
Clinic or nurse's office; we prefer    21% 19% 23% 23%
Clinic or nurse's office; classroom not allowed    16% 16% 17% 19%
School office; no clinic    5% 5% 5% 7%
Not allowed to test at school    1% 1% 1% 1%
Other    6% 4% 4% 6%

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