Uit de Cochrane Library en Diabetes Care: Zelfcontrole van bloedglucosewaarden bij diabetes mellitus type 2 zonder gebruik van insuline waarschijnlijk effectieve methode om glykemische instelling te verbeteren

Translated title of the contribution: From the Cochrane Library and Diabetes Care: Self-monitoring of blood glucose probably an effective way to improve glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes not taking insulin

L. M.C. Welschen*, E. Bloemendal, G. Nijpels, J. M. Dekker, R. J. Heine, W. A.B. Stalman, L. M. Bouter

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Self-monitoring of blood glucose has been found to be effective for patients with type 1 diabetes and for patients with type 2 diabetes taking insulin. There is much debate on the effectiveness of self-monitoring of blood glucose in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes who are not taking insulin. A systematic review of 6 randomised controlled trials comparing self-monitoring of blood glucose with standard care, self-monitoring of urine glucose, or both showed that self-monitoring of blood glucose may be effective in improving glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes who are not using insulin. There was scant data on patient-related outcomes, such as quality of life, well being and satisfaction. Therefore, more large long-term studies of high quality are needed.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1826-1829
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


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