self-monitoring of blood glucose

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self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG)

the use of a glucose meter to enable a patient to recognize glycemic variations. Most self-monitoring systems use the chemical reaction between glucose oxidase and glucose as a basis for measurement. Some devices depend on hydrogen peroxide, which is a product of the same reaction.
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Self-monitoring of blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes: Canadian Diabetes Association briefing document for healthcare providers.
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2) In the second study, the authors explored the benefit of self-monitoring of blood glucose in non-insulin-treated diabetes compared with standardized usual care.
The IDF Guidelines on Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Non-Insulin Treated Type 2 Diabetes spells out measures for the care of people with diabetes as also makes recommendations for their doctors.
There appears to be almost an automatic assumption that initiating self-monitoring of blood glucose is required, with testing often perceived to do no harm.
An integral part of the treatment program for all affected individuals is self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG).
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Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) measurements and glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) have become integral components of intensive diabetes management.
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One strategy involves self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) (4) by patients, with portable meters and continuous blood glucose monitors or sensing devices.