Blood glucose testing of little value to some patients

June 19, 2017

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: June 17

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Many patients with type 2 diabetes consider finger-prick blood tests key for keeping blood glucose levels under control. But according to a new study, they are unlikely to be beneficial for patients who are not receiving insulin therapy.






Six-monthly monitoring of HbA1c may be too frequent for diabetes patients

December 7, 2012

Source: Nursing

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Date of publication:  November 2012

Publication type: News

In a nutshell: This article reports the findings of a study published by NHS Diabetes and Oxford University which indicates that 6 monthly monitoring of HbA1c among some patients with type 2 diabetes may be too frequent and cause unnecessary treatment changes.

Length of publication: 1 web page 

Some Important Notes: The full reference for the original study is  Aronson J, et al. Optimal prescribing of glucose lowering therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes. University of Oxford 2012

Swansea University develops diabetes text alerts

September 7, 2011

Source: The Guardian

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Date of publication: August 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Scientists from Swansea University are collaborating with a consortium of Welsh technology companies to develop a blood glucose-monitoring sensor that can transmit readings to the mobile phones of NHS staff.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Acknowledgements: Guardian healthcare network

The Chronic Care Model and cardiovascular risk

June 7, 2009

Title:   Are elements of the Chronic Care Model associated with cardiovascular risk factor control in type 2 diabetes?

Source:  Joint Commission Journal on Quality & Patient Safety; 35 (3) p.133-138

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Date of publication:  01 March 2009

Publication type:   Research

In a nutshell:  This article examines the relationship between control of CV risk factors, patient self-care behaviors, and the presence of CCM (Chronic Care Model) components across multiple primary care clinic settings. 30 consecutive patients were enrolled from 20 clinics across South Texas  (618 in total) and were asked about their stage of change for: diet, exercise, glucose monitoring, and medication adherence. Risk factors for CV disease among patients with diabetes are associated with the structure and design of the clinical microsystem where care is delivered. Future interventions should focus on clinician knowledge and the clinical microsystem’s structure and design to reduce the burden of CV disease among patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Length of publication:  5 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:   Cinahl