Why patients who self monitor glucose might be more depressedBMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a246 (Published 05 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1263
- Lucy M Candib, family doctor and trainer
- 1Family Health Centre of Worcester, 26 Queen Street, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
O’Kane et al suggest that the negative effect of self monitoring of blood glucose might relate to “the enforced discipline of regular monitoring without any tangible gain.”1 I suggest an alternative explanation based on personal experience. In the first few years after diagnosis, many people do not really believe that they “have” …
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