Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in People
Self-management of diabetes remains one of the cornerstones of diabetes self-care. As such, Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) is an important and essential tool for people living with diabetes, and should be individualized for each patient.
The Association has developed three SMBG tools—one for healthcare providers and two for people living with diabetes—to not only identify SMBG recommendations and pattern management for healthcare providers, but to provide essential information and education for patients for optimal self-management.
Building these tools into your practice and working with your patients on their individual needs for SMBG will ensure that they receive the best support and enable them to take effective action on their SMBG results.
Read the Association’s briefing document on SMBG—as published in the September 2011 issue of the Canadian Journal of Diabetes.