Does self-monitoring of blood glucose improve outcomes in patients with non-insulin-insulin dependent diabetes?
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Does self-monitoring of blood glucose improve outcomes in patients with non–insulin dependent diabetes? Evidence-Based Answer: Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in persons with non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) may decrease glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) slightly, but does not provide clinically meaningful improvement in glycemic control in usual practice. SMBG does not affect body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, or blood pressure levels (SOR: C, systematic review of RCTs on disease-oriented outcomes).
Evidence Based Practice 16(10): E-04