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Glucose self monitoring may not improve control in non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2832 (Published 12 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2832
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Patients with type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin who self monitor their blood glucose showed no significant difference in glycaemic control at one year from patients who do not regularly test their own blood glucose levels, a randomised trial has shown.1

Many patients with type 2 diabetes monitor their blood glucose regularly, but previous studies have shown conflicting results on glycaemic control.

Researchers randomly assigned …

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