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How many times per week do you or your child have a hypoglycemic episode that requires treatment?


Four or more
























Less than one






Total votes: 456


How many times per week do you or your child have a hypoglycemic episode that requires treatment?

Poll dates: July 11 - 18, 2004
Total Votes: 456

The fear of hypoglycemia is a constant source of anxiety for children with diabetes and their parents. Adults with diabetes often are more anxious about hypoglycemia than complications. About one-third of respondents had four or more episodes of hypoglycemia each week that required treatment, and another third had less than one. From the DCCT we know that with intensive therapy comes better blood sugar control and an increased risk of hypoglycemia. The challenge of any diabetes management plan is to keep blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible, while minimizing the risk of hypoglycemia.

The table below, with results from this and previous polls, shows an increase in the amount of hypoglycemia each week.

Response     Jul 2004     Mar 2003     Dec 1998  
Four or more 39% 35% 32%
Three 18% 16% 12%
Two 12% 13% 10%
One 10% 9% 11%
Less than one 19% 25% 32%

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:37:52
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