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ea0035p483 | Diabetes therapy | ECE2014

Self-monitoring of blood glucose and perceived obstacles in Turkish patients with diabetes mellitus

Iyidir Ozlem Turhan , Unubol Mustafa , Hatipoglu Bulent Ogun , Degertekin Ceyla Konca

Aims: Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is a necessary component of diabetes management but many patients with diabetes do not follow their healthcare proffesionalsÂ’ recommendations for self-monitoring. The aims of this study were to determine the proportion of patients with diabetes who perform SMBG in general practice and to identify patient-reported obstacles for SMBG.Methods: The study included 372 patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes m...