Self monitoring no benefit for type 2 diabetes

Fri, 08 Jan 2010
According to a recent report in America, blood glucose self-monitoring is no beneficial in the slightest to type 2 diabetes patients who are not insulin dependent. The report was published by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency and Health Care late last year.

To reach their conclusions, the team looked at comparative trials with and without self-monitoring of blood glucose . One group was allowed to self-monitor, the other was not. The team ran six trials, which ranged from 6 to 12 months in duration.

According to their data, there was no benefit to self-monitoring, a conclusion that many people with diabetes would strongly disagree with. The research failed to assess trials of longer duration, to check the long-term effects of glucose self-monitoring.
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