SELF MONITORING OF BLOOD GLUCOSE (SMBG) IMPORTANCE
- Frequent SMBG improves A1c and related outcomes in T1 DM and T2 DM regardless of the therapy used.
- Helps patients by allowing them to immediately confirm hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
- Facilities diabetes self management education and motivates patient to live healthier lives.
- It is an integral part of all intensive regimens.
- There will undoubtedly be greater use of SMBG as more consensus standards are published regarding frequency of testing and utilization of test results.