Limiting glucose strips a 'good reminder' on management: expert

New restrictions on supplies of blood glucose test strips for people with type 2 diabetes will be an opportunity for GPs to consider whether testing has positive outcomes for their patients, a diabetes expert says.  

Dr Gary Deed (pictured), chair of the RACGP’s diabetes-specific interest network, says PBS changes planned for 1 July should promote better quality of care, as routine blood testing without a structured approach is onerous, costly and not recommended in best-practice guidelines.