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Simple education reduces inappropriate blood glucose self monitoring in type 2 diabetes, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1715 (Published 31 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1715
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

A simple education and patient review programme for GPs reduced the proportion of patients with type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin who were inappropriately self monitoring their blood glucose by 20% over four years, a UK general practice study has shown.1

Many patients currently have routine blood glucose testing prescribed, and the number is increasing despite a lack of evidence that it improves glycaemic control or hypoglycaemia. So researchers investigated whether introducing local guidelines for GPs recommending individual patient review and information for patients could …

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