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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  
  13%   (98)  
      Three or more times per week, but not everynight  
  7%   (58)  
      Once or twice a week  
  5%   (42)  
      Once or twice a month  
  6%   (49)  
      Only if the pre-bedtime blood sugar is low or high, or I or my child is ill  
  36%   (271)  
  20%   (148)  
  9%   (71)  

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

Poll dates: January 24 - 31, 1999
Total Votes: 737

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. 25% of respondents test at least once a week, with 13% testing every night. If you've never tested during the middle of the night, an occasional test could help you determine if you're going low and don't know it.

For Additional Information

  • Night Hypos, also in the December 1998 issue of Diabetes Forecast, offers suggestions for treating and preventing nighttime hypoglycemia.

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