What would happen if people with type 2 diabetes who don't use insulin stopped daily self-monitoring of their blood sugar levels? Over five years in the United States, estimated benefits include:

This study's results were incorporated into the American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2019.

Study at a Glance

Does Daily Self-Monitoring of Blood Sugar Levels Improve Blood Sugar Control and Quality of Life for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Who Do Not Use Insulin? -- The Monitor Trial

Principal Investigator: Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH
Organization: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
State: North Carolina

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