Interesting article on self-monitoring for T2s not on insulin. I think it’s bunk. I haven’t had time to research the study’s funding. I also haven’t read the actual study. I don’t think I’m alone in thinking this proves the idea of once per day testing is a waste of time.
“Of course, patients and providers have to consider each unique situation as they determine whether home blood glucose monitoring is appropriate,” Donahue said. “But the study’s null results suggest that self-monitoring of blood glucose in non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes has limited utility. For the majority, the costs may outweigh the benefits.”