Perspectives of patients with type 1 or insulin-treated type 2 diabetes on self-monitoring of blood glucose

May 31, 2012

Johanna Hortensius et al. BMC Public Health. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-167

This study investigated patients' perspectives of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and all relevant aspects influencing SMBG in patients with type 1 and insulin-treated type 2 diabetes.

In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 patients with type 1 diabetes from an outpatient clinic and 15 patients with type 2 diabetes from general practices. From the patients' perspective, professionals positively present SMBG as a 'friend' in order to achieve strict glycemic control, whereas patients can also perceive SMBG as a 'foe'.

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BMC Public Health
May 31, 2012
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