- Recommendation ID
Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels:- What is the optimal frequency for self-monitoring of blood glucose in adults with type 2 diabetes?
- Any explanatory notes
Why this is important:- It is widely recognised that self-monitoring of blood glucose is a multicomponent intervention. As well as being educated about how to use a self-monitoring device to assess blood glucose levels, adults with type 2 diabetes need to be able to understand their results and act on the observed readings.
In adults for whom self-monitoring is appropriate, there is limited evidence to guide clinical practice in prescribing self-monitoring regimens, in terms of frequency of testing and optimal blood glucose targets. Given the inconvenience and expense of self-monitoring, robust evidence from randomised controlled trials is needed to guide the optimal use of this intervention.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Type 2 diabetes in adults: management
- Date issued
- December 2015
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|