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Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Frequency for Patients with Hypoglycemia Unawareness: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: April 5, 2017
Project Number: RC0869-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of various frequencies of self-monitoring of blood glucose with test strips for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and hypoglycemia unawareness?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the optimal frequency of self-monitoring of blood glucose with test strips for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and hypoglycemia unawareness?

Key Message

No evidence was identified that addressed clinical impacts of self-monitoring blood glucose test frequency for adult patients with type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemia unawareness. Additionally, no evidence-based guidelines were identified that had recommendations for the optimal frequency of self-monitoring of blood glucose with test strips for this patient population.

Tags

blood glucose, blood glucose self-monitoring, diabetes mellitus, diabetes mellitus, type 1, hypoglycemia, diabetes, medical devices, SMBG, T1D, T1DM, self-monitoring, blood sugar