Uproar over Choosing Wisely blood glucose advice

CONTROVERSY has flared over advice to abandon routine self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in non-insulin dependent patients with diabetes as experts accuse the Choosing Wisely campaign of creating confusion which could harm.

An MJA commentary slams the RACGP-backed recommendation “don’t advocate routine SMBG” as conveying a message that is “confusing, inaccurate and potentially dangerous”.

The authors, including Melbourne University general practice academic Dr John Furler and Deakin University health