Increasing engagement with self-monitoring of blood glucose

Rasalam, Roy, O'Neal, David, Phillips, Patrick, Cornelius, Shirley, Loh, Margaret, Crook, Sandra, and Coles, Mark (2013) Increasing engagement with self-monitoring of blood glucose. Diabetes Management Journal, 44. pp. 6-10.

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SMBG has the potential to reduce hypoglycaemia and improve glycaemic control, as well as to empower patients in the self-management of their diabetes. SMBG should be performed several times daily by patients with type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes who are on insulin, or preparing to commence insulin, and possibly those who are on sulphonylureas. It should also be performed several times daily in patients who are acutely unwell or on high dose steroids for the duration of the illness or therapy. SMBG could be used intermittently in a structured manner in all other patients with type 2 diabetes on oral hypoglycaemic agents. Implementation of an effective SMBG schedule also requires comprehensive diabetes education.

Item ID: 35381
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1833-5365
Keywords: diabetes, glucose meter, self-monitoring, blood glucose
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2014 23:59
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1004 Medical Biotechnology > 100402 Medical Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl Biosensors) @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110306 Endocrinology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920104 Diabetes @ 80%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods @ 20%
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