Miles, P., Everett, J., Murphy, J. and Kerr, D., 1997. Comparison of blood or urine testing by patients with newly diagnosed non-insulin dependent diabetes: patient survey after randomised crossover trial. British Medical Journal, 315 (7104), pp. 348-349.
Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/315/7104/348
Guidelines for the management of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus often contain little information as to which is the preferred method of monitoring glucose at home.1 Although there is much enthusiasm for blood testing, previous studies have been inconclusive, probably reflecting the way patients were selected, as many have included people with poorly controlled, longstanding diabetes. Defects in patients' knowledge and diabetes education are likely to cause errors. Patients will also produce "dud results if their teachers are incompetent." We compared home testing of blood and urine in newly diagnosed patients with diabetes. All patients participated in an identical structured group education programme, beginning within a week of their diagnosis.
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Medicine and Surgery|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Postgraduate Medical Research and Education|
|Deposited By:||Ms MJ Bowden|
|Deposited On:||15 Feb 2008 15:03|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:46|
|Repository Staff Only -|
|BU Staff Only -|
|Help Guide -||Editing Your Items in BURO|