Glucose self-monitoring: Think twice for type 2 patients
Mendoza, Michael D.
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Stop routinely recommending blood glucose self-monitoring for patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Self-monitoring does not improve glycemic control for patients who are not taking insulin, and it increases the risk of depression. Strength of recommendation B: Single well-done randomized controlled trial (RCT).
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Journal of Family Practice, 57(11) 2008: 731-734.