Importance of self-monitoring of blood glucose

Authors: Radovan Plášil 1;  Zuzana Némethyová 2;  Vladimír Uličiansky 3
Authors‘ workplace: Ambulancia pre diabetológiu, poruchy látkovej premeny a výživy, Vrútky 1;  Dia centrum plus, s. r. o., Bratislava 2;  Via medica, s. r. o., Košice 3
Published in: Forum Diab 2015; 4(2): 125-127
Category: Main Theme: Review


Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is one of the basic parameters of evaluating the quality and safety of the treatment of patients with all types of diabetes. It is based on consistent performance and comprehensive assess­ment. In the past SMBG was only required for diabetic patients treated with insulin. Within last decade, in an effort to achieve tighter compensation of diabetes, SMBG has also been increasingly used for patients receiving oral antidiabetic medications (OAD), in particular those related with the risk of developing hypoglycemia. An increased emphasis is placed on the control of postprandial glucose.

Key words:
diabetes mellitus – self-monitoring of blood glucose


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