Monitoring blood glucose control in diabetes mellitus: a systematic review

Coster S, Gulliford M C, Seed P T, Powrie J K, Swaminathan R
Record ID 32000000832
Authors' objectives:

The aim of this review was to evaluate evidence for the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of different methods for monitoring blood glucose control in diabetes mellitus (DM). Self-monitoring by patients and near-patient or laboratory testing in healthcare settings were considered.

Authors' recomendations: A standard protocol should be drawn up for conducting and reporting evaluations of blood glucose monitoring devices. Blood glucose self-monitoring is well established in clinical practice but the optimal use of the technique has not been established. Present evidence suggests that it may not be essential for all patients.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Pregnancy
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Pregnancy in Diabetics
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health and Care Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
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