Table 3

Typically when do you test your bloods?

Male

Female

Total


Frequency

N

%

N

%

N

%


Before meals

178

65.7

174

68.5

352

67.0


2 hours after meals

122

45.0

122

48.0

244

46.5


Before going to bed

57

21.0

63

24.8

120

22.9


During episodes of illness

53

19.6

57

22.4

110

21.0


Before I set off to drive

14

5.2

16

6.3

30

5.7


If I feel hypoglycaemic

49

18.1

66

26.0

115

21.9


If I feel hyperglycaemic

68

25.1

98

38.6

166

31.6


Before periods of physical activity

12

4.4

19

7.5

31

5.9


During physical activity

5

1.9

4

1.6

9

1.7


After physical activity

25

9.2

27

10.6

52

9.9


A change to treatment being considered

19

7.0

17

6.7

36

6.9


Monitor effect of certain foods

74

27.3

88

34.7

162

30.9


Other

42

15.5

39

15.4

81

15.4


Totals

718

-

790

-

1508

-


* Respondents were able to tick more than one answer

Barnard et al. BMC Research Notes 2010 3:318   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-3-318

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