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Wiad Lek. 2002;55 Suppl 1:305-12.

[Frequency of self-monitoring in relation to metabolic control in patients with type I and type II diabetes treated at the diabetic clinic of the Institute of Agricultural Medicine in Lublin].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Miedzywydziałowej Katedry i Zakładu Zdrowia Publicznego, Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie.

Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) on metabolic control measured as glycated hemoglobin in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes treated in diabetic clinic of Institute of Agricultural Medicine in Lublin. The study was conducted from February to April 2002 and it involved 64 patients with diabetes, of whom 24.43% were patients with type 1 diabetes and 70.31% with type 2 diabetes. All patients were requested to complete a questionnaire investigating demographic data, diabetes history, self-monitoring of blood glucose practice. The glycated hemoglobin levels were obtained from medical history. Overall, 48.43% subjects tested their blood glucose levels at home > or = 1 time per day, 29.63% tested their blood glucose levels > or = 1 time per week and 7.81% tested their blood glucose levels < 1 time per week, whereas 14.06% patients never practiced SMBG.

CONCLUSIONS:

Younger people and those with more education are more likely to practice self-monitoring. The increase in frequency of self-monitoring of blood glucose in patients with type 1 diabetes was associated with better metabolic control. The ability to adjust insulin doses in patients with type 1 diabetes was associated with better metabolic control. No association was found between glycaemic control and the frequency of self-monitoring in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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15002260
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