self-blood glucose monitoring

self-blood glucose monitoring

Home blood glucose monitoring A process by which blood glucose is determined at home by pricking the finger, putting a drop of blood on a chemically treated test strip, and comparing the color changes to a chart
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In the only randomized controlled trial of CGM during pregnancy, women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who were early in their pregnancies were assigned to perform self-blood glucose monitoring seven times a day or to have professional CGM for 1-week periods every 4-6 weeks.
While not approved for "treatment decisions," the data are used in conjunction with self-blood glucose monitoring to inform medication adjustments.
The market for self-blood glucose monitoring is estimated at over $1 billion worldwide.
The market for clinical chemistry reagents and instruments will benefit from more diabetic patients engaging in self-blood glucose monitoring and from the expanding use of general health screening in routine patient examinations.
They received dietary counseling and were taught how to perform self-blood glucose monitoring, with targets of no more than 99 mg/dL premeal and 126 mg/dL 2 hours after eating.