Study challenges Choosing Wisely on self monitoring

Frequent self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) does lower HbA1c if results are regularly communicated to healthcare providers, say Canadian researchers.  

The finding is in direct contradiction to RACGP recommendations, which advise against self-monitoring in type 2 diabetes.

The study of 191 type 2 patients on oral medication shows frequent testers had a decrease in HbA1c from 7.9 to 7.4