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Value of SMBG in non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes

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Value of SMBG in non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes

The value of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) levels in patients with non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes in primary care has been assessed in an open-label randomised trial.1 The study’s authors suggest that more than 75% of patients in this group regularly perform SMBG, despite conflicting results from studies on whether it improves outcomes.

The trial’s two primary outcomes were improvement in glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) level and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Patients with type 2 non-insulin-treated diabetes eligible for …

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