7 reasons why diabetes patients have glucose monitoring burnout

Diabetes patients are fed up of having to constantly monitor their blood glucose levels, according to a Diabetes Australia survey that shows many are not doing as their doctor recommends.

In an online survey of 592 patients with type 1 diabetes, carried out in conjunction with device manufacturer Abbott, the results showed the following:

  1. Patients measure their blood glucose levels on average six times a day.
  2. Three-quarters are tired of having to check their blood glucose levels and find it a constant reminder they have diabetes.
  3. Almost two-thirds of patients say