Journal article

Clinic- rather than self-monitoring of home blood samples: relevance of day-to-day variability to decision making.

EA Ward, MA Phillips, GM Ward, RW Simpson, R Mullins, RC Turner

Diabetes Care | Published : 1980

Abstract

The day-to-day variability of blood glucose concentrations in juvenile diabetes means that it is often more reasonable to aim to achieve a generally good pattern of blood glucose control, rather than regularly to assess the next insulin dose after each blood glucose measurement. This means that immediate assessment by the patient of his blood glucose concentrations is not always necessary. We have investigated control in 22 insulin-requiring diabetic patients by means of a monthly series of four blood samples taken during a day into collector bottles and transported to a laboratory for blood glucose assay. The overall means before breakfast, before lunch, before dinner, and before bed were 6..

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