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Removing Obstacles To Testing Helps To Better Manage A1c

  • An Analysis of Alternate Site Tests to Improve Patient Compliance with Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose
  • Barriers and Behaviors in Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Other sources:
    - Polonsky, W. H., Fisher, L., Schikman, C. H., Hinnen, D. A., Parkin, C. G., Jelsovsky, Z., Petersen, B., Schweitzer, M. & Wagner, R. S. (2011) Structured self-monitoring of blood glucose significantly reduces A1C levels in poorly controlled, noninsulin-treated type 2 diabetes: results from the Structured Testing Program study, Diabetes Care. 34, 262-7.
    - Karter, A. J., Ackerson, L. M., Darbinian, J. A., D’Agostino, R. B., Jr., Ferrara, A., Liu, J. & Selby, J. V. (2001) Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels and glycemic control: the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Diabetes registry, Am J Med. 111, 1-9.
    - Khamseh, M. E., Ansari, M., Malek, M., Shafiee, G. & Baradaran, H. (2011) Effects of a structured self-monitoring of blood glucose method on patient self-management behavior and metabolic outcomes in type 2 diabetes mellitus, J Diabetes Sci Technol. 5, 388-93.