The current advancement has made self-monitoring very simple and fairly accurate. SMBG makes it simple for patients to get an FBG (fasting blood glucose) or PPBG (post prandial blood glucose) checked at home without the need to visit a laboratory or visit a diabetologist to get their medications altered.
Blood testing for sugar (carbohydrate in food gets converted to glucose in the blood) is a more direct and accurate method of checking the level of glucose in the body. Sugars can also be checked in the urine but this is an indirect method and does not accurately reflect the control of sugar in the body.
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Latest Publications and Research on Diabetes - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes: Recent Studies. - Published by PubMed
Review: Continuous glucose monitoring reduces HbA1c more than self-monitoring in type 1 diabetes. - Published by PubMed
Early management of type 2 diabetes based on a SMBG strategy: the way to diabetes regression-the St Carlos study : A 3-year, prospective, randomized, clinic-based, interventional study with parallel groups. - Published by PubMed
Self-monitoring among non-insulin treated patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: Patients' behavioural responses to readings and associations with glycaemic control. - Published by PubMed
Efficacy of vildagliptin on glucose fluctuation in Japanese type 2 diabetic patients with ongoing sulfonylurea based oral glycemic agent therapy. - Published by PubMed