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Self-monitoring of blood glucose is not appropriate for everyone

KEY POINT

Approximately 14% of patients with type 2 diabetes—or one in seven—who are not using insulin therapy routinely monitor their blood glucose despite recommendations against it, according to a retrospective observational analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

SOURCES

Platt KD, et al. Assessment of self-monitoring of blood glucose in individuals with type 2 diabetes not using insulin. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;[Epub ahead of print].

American Academy of Family Physician. Twenty Things Physicians and Patients Should Question. December 29, 2018.