Navigation Links
Study Finds No Benefits On Self Monitoring Blood Glucose levels

According to researchers at the University of Western Australia, Fremantle, for the patients with type II diabetes, the control of blood sugar// does not seem to be improve if they self-monitor their blood glucose levels.

Dr. Wendy A. Davis and colleagues, who published their study in the journal Diabetes Care, explained that they conducted their study by examining data from 1,286 patients who were enrolled in the Fremantle Diabetes Study. It was reported that a total of 531 subjects had completed their annual reviews over five years.

The researchers explained that around 70% of the patients had reported performing self-monitoring of blood glucose when entering the study, with an average of four tests per week. It is widely accepted that the general lines of blood glucose monitoring includes shorter diabetes duration; attending diabetes education sessions or diabetes-related clinics; seeing medical specialists; taking insulin with or without glucose-lowering oral drugs; and self-reporting episodes of low blood sugar.

The researchers explained that their findings had not shown any significant differences in blood glucose levels or in frequency of testing between those who self-monitored blood glucose and those who did not. They further mentioned that this finding was also true on the whole and within diabetes treatment groups.

According to the guidelines that are recommended by the current American Diabetes Association are, self-monitoring of blood glucose should be performed three or more times per day for type II diabetic patients who are under multiple insulin injections, and that for patients using once-daily insulin, oral (glucose-lowering) agents, or diet alone, there is low-level evidence of benefit.

Davis and colleagues noted in their study that, “Our data," they conclude, "add to the evidence relating to diet- and (glucose-lowering drug)-treated patients, but we did not sub-divide our insulin-treate d patients by injection frequency because of relatively low numbers.” They further suggested that blood glucose monitoring might still be useful for type II diabetic patients who require insulin, so as to help in adjusting their dose and thereby preventing an attack of hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Tomato Sauce reduces Cancer Risk- Study
2. Study on obesity and heart failure
3. National Lung Study in the process
4. Study casts doubt on keyboard ills
5. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
6. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
7. Study supports vegetable diet
8. Study to look at early surgery to treat epilepsy
9. Its Never Too Late to Stop Smoking,Study Finds
10. New Technique to Study Infants Brain.
11. Groundbreaking Study Gives Hope For Patients With Kidney Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from ... at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center ... care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have ... these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as ... Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... at CitiDent, is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has ... , self-ligating Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent ... “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") the ... of collagen and mineral based medical devices for ... Bill Messer has joined the company as ... the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic ... joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as an ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... --  Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ), ... today that it was added to the Russell Microcap ... set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June ... for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Clarke ... in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: