Diabetes Forecast

Blood Glucose Checks Help People With Type 2


Scientists still debate whether people with type 2 diabetes who do not use insulin can benefit from monitoring their own blood glucose levels, but a new study comes down firmly on the side of "yes, they can." Researchers tracked the A1C levels of more than 5,000 people with type 2 who took only diabetes medications other than insulin. Meter users reduced their average A1C by 0.8 percentage point more than nonusers over one year, and the more they tested, the better their A1Cs were. People who self-monitored were also more likely to take their medications as prescribed.
Source: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, Aug. 28, 2012



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