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Diabetes control improves with supervised self-monitoring

Diabetes control improves with supervised self-monitoring
July 26, 2016

Patients with type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin who participated in a supervised web-based program to reinforce self-monitoring of blood glucose saw improvements in glycemic control compared with those whose self-monitoring was unsupervised, study data show.

“The key feature of our trial is robust evidence suggesting that blood glucose monitoring with relatively little additional support from health professionals can be of value in terms of improving glycemic control in people who have previously had poor glycemic control,” the researchers wrote.

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