I am a member of our units practice council and we are currently working on some practice issues. I wanted to get an idea of what other hospital practices are on bedside glucose monitoring. Right now our practice is anyone under 6 months of age we do blood sugars Q4H and Q8H on everyone else. We do have some that require more frequent monitoring, such as DKAs. We feel that we may be poking these patients too often and unnecessarily. Please let me know what your hospital policies are.