Frequent Self-Monitoring of Blood Sugar Highly Effective in Diabetes Care (Type 1 & 2)

Frequent self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) can be effective in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes–reveals a collection of studies published in the Special Supplment to the June 2008 issue of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics in Washington. Also the study finds that the subsequent alteration of their treatment regimens may help them attain improved glucose control.

Commenting on the collection of studies, Satish K. Garg, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, says that “Increased frequency of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) has been shown to significantly improve glucose control.”

One article on the type 1 diabetes shows the evidence that supports frequent SMBG. Also it shows how it can be applied for more effective type 1 diabetes management.

Another study on the type 2 diabetes reports that SMBG can yield a significant decrease in HbA1C levels in patients with type 2 diabetes when the results of SMBG are used to adjust therapeutic regimens.
Another study on the type 2 diabetes shows that SMBG can be effective in decreasing HbA1C levels in type 2 diabetes patients.

Source: Thaindian News

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