HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Many patients with diabetes do not follow advice to monitor blood glucose

(Frequency of blood glucose monitoring in relation to glycaemic control: observational study with diabetes database)

People with diabetes do not self-monitor their glucose levels as often as they should, find researchers in this week's BMJ. Based on their study of diabetes sufferers in Tayside, Scotland, the authors of the paper find that self-monitoring of blood glucose levels is associated with the ability to achieve better control of blood sugar levels, in patients with type 1 diabetes (when a patient has an absolute deficiency of insulin) at least.

Dr Josie Evans and colleagues from Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee found that in their study of over 800 diabetic patients in the Tayside area of Scotland, many patients did not conduct any blood sugar testing and that less than one fifth tested their glucose levels daily. They report that frequency of testing depended on characteristics such as age and level of social deprivation and that patient groups who do not test their blood regularly should be identified and targeted to encourage better self-monitoring.

Evans et al report that their study has shown that there is a direct association between frequency of testing and improved control of blood sugar levels, thus making the self-monitoring even more important. They conclude that the average cost of glucose management per patient (409 per year for a patient who monitors their blood glucose four times a day) is still low when compared to the costs of treating patients with diabetic complications.


'"/>

Contact: Jill Shepherd
jshepherd@bma.org.uk
44-171-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
9-Jul-1999


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
2. Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
3. Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
4. Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
5. NHS target driven culture is failing patients
6. Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
7. Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos
8. Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
9. Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery
10. Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures
11. Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Many patients with diabetes not follow advice monitor blood glucose

(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 T.E.N., a technology ... announced today that William H. Murray, renowned author ... ISE® Luminary Leadership Award winner. Presented annually, the ... an outstanding leader and industry practitioner for his ... advancing the information security industry. , Formerly with ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... JZ Fitness, an independently operated wellness ... programming, authorship, international lecturing and community wellness, created by ... release of the JZ Fitness nutrition app, available on ... thousands of individuals on nutrition, Jenn Zerling (“JZ”) has ... require calorie counting or cumbersome food logging. ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the ... on Sit and Slim II . , The ... use Sit and Slim II because it contains Sibutramine ... weight loss product on various websites and possibly in some ... for safety reasons, can significantly increase blood pressure and/or pulse ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Succeed is proud to announce ... who participated in the Every Body Walk! campaign ... awareness project that encourages workers to be more active outside ... Program, which concluded at the end of September, was a ... and metro areas. Participating companies gave their staff pedometers ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Final ... announced the release of the Citrus theme for FCPX ... I would use to describe the Citrus theme” Says Christina ... so easy to look so professional.” , Citrus comes with ... Included with the template are: four transitions for added style, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 2Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 3Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 4Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 2Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 3Health News:FDA Advises Not to Use Sit and Slim II: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 2Health News:Succeed Management Solutions, LLC Competes in Walking Challenge and Achieves 12th Place in Portland 2Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Citrus theme for Final Cut Pro X 2
(Date:10/17/2014)... Oct. 17, 2014 With the recent ... function has come across several challenges in creating ... managing globalization.  The Medical ... dedicated to providing benchmarking and best practices across ... is a service composed of three stages: 1) ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... 17, 2014  Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR ... results of operations for the quarter ended September 30, ... closes.  A conference call to discuss these results is ... November 7, 2014. Those wishing to participate should call ... 14, 2014 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and referencing Conference ID ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Conn. , Oct. 17, 2014 UBM Medica ... a leading online community and information resource for neurologists ... disease and Alzheimer disease , with discussions of ... to 1 million Americans have Parkinson disease , more ... dystrophy, or Lou Gehrig disease. Diagnosis can be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Early Key Findings from the Medical Affairs Consortium Research 2Neurology Times Features Coverage of Parkinson and Alzheimer Disease 2Neurology Times Features Coverage of Parkinson and Alzheimer Disease 3
Cached News: