For those who do regular nighttime blood glucose tests, who usually does the test?
For parents of children with diabetes
We don't do regular nighttime testing
For adults with diabetes
Person with diabetes
Person and spouse share
I don't do regular nighttime testing
For those who do regular nighttime blood glucose tests, who usually does the test?Poll dates: April 8 - 15, 2001
Total Votes: 758
Nighttime hypoglycemia is, unfortunately, commonplace. In a recent study of the new insulin Lantus in Type 2 patients, 24% of patients using NPH had nighttime hypoglycemia. There are many reasons for nighttime lows, from too much insulin to too little of a snack before bed. As summertime approaches, additional exercise can also lead to lows many hours later.
The only way to detect nighttime hypoglycemia is to test in the middle of the night. If you don't do nighttime checks, you may wish to do so once a week to see if you're going low.
If you find that you are going low at night, speak with your diabetes team about making adjustments to your insulin. You may also wish to look into the specialty foods designed to help reduce the risk of nighttime hypoglycemia.Return to the current poll]
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