COMMENTARY: Self-monitoring of blood glucose did not improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin

Waldron-Lynch, Frank; Dinneen, Sean
January 2008
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 148 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The author comments on the efficacy of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in managing patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes. He asserts that the benefits of SMBG among patients who use tablets or diet to treat their diabetes are minimal, but it reveals important cost and treatment-burden implications. The author suggests that the clinicians should listen to what their patients have imposed regarding SMBG and focus on glycated hemoglobin levels when assessing diabetes control.


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