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:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... ... STAT courier is pleased to announce that due to customer demand, as well ... presence in Dallas. One of the most exciting parts for STAT is that the ... and Forth Worth market. STAT takes pride in treating their employees with integrity and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Vida Health, the digital health ... led by Canvas Ventures . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and ... to serve more consumers who are managing chronic conditions or simply want ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Goodyear, AZ (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 ... ... planning firm with offices that serve communities in and around the greater Phoenix ... to the Homeless Youth Connection. , The mission of the Homeless Youth Connection ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Bill Mull Agencies, a Wichita-based ... and around central Kansas, is joining the Youth Horizons organization for a charity ... Headquartered in Wichita, Youth Horizons works to empower area children from unstable, troubled, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... Kenall Manufacturing, a leader in sealed healthcare lighting for ... is a multi-function, sealed, LED luminaire that meets the needs of everyone in the ... needed. , A 2’ x 4’ model features four modes: reading, ambient, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016  Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that ... Index (CEI). This is the ninth time that the ... as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. ... is a national benchmarking report on corporate policies and ... and transgender (LGBT) employees. "We are ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016 According to a new market research ... Fetal), Therapeutic (Pain, Insulin)), End Use (Sports, Fitness, RPM), Type (Smart watch, ... the global market, in terms of value, is projected to reach 12.14 ... of 18.0% during the forecast period. Continue ... ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016 Augmedix, the nation,s leading smartglass-based ... closed a $23 million strategic round of funding ... company seeks to rehumanize the physician patient relationship ... EHR documentation. The Augmedix core offering is a ... from 3 hours of mandated charting and documentation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: