Citation Cameron D, Harris FM & Evans J (2016) Patterns of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in insulin-treated diabetes: analysis of a Scottish population over time (Research Letter). Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 18 (7), pp. 729-731. https://doi.org/10.1111/dom.12662
Abstract Analysis of a diabetes clinical information system in Tayside, Scotland, shows that a significant proportion of insulin-treated patients with diabetes are not self-monitoring blood glucose according to current clinical guidance and recommendations, with some not self-monitoring their blood glucose at all. Although there has been an increase in the numbers of reagent strips dispensed over the past decade, this increase is mainly accounted for by increased testing frequency among people with diabetes already testing.
Keywords database research; population study; type 1 diabetes; type 2 diabetes
Journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism: Volume 18, Issue 7