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Glucose self-monitoring: Think twice for type 2 patients

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Title: Glucose self-monitoring: Think twice for type 2 patients
Author: Mendoza, Michael D.; Hickner, John; Ewigman, Bernard
Keywords: type 2 diabetes
hemoglobin A1c
metformin
hypoglycemia
Date: 2008-11
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 57(11) 2008: 731-734.
Abstract: 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).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5426

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