Blood glucose monitoring by people with diabetes.Prof Nurse. 1997 Dec; 13(3 Suppl):S11-3.PN
Blood glucose monitoring can be a valuable tool in the management of diabetes. It has two different roles: as a patient self-management tool and as a professional monitoring tool. Recent studies have shown limitations in its use as a patient self-management tool. For blood glucose monitoring to be used as a successful self-management tool, a different professional approach may be required.