Saturday, January 07, 2006

Diabetes In Control - Four Out of Ten Are Not Testing Blood Sugars As They Should

Diabetes In Control - Four Out of Ten Are Not Testing Blood Sugars As They Should: "Four Out of Ten Are Not Testing Blood Sugars As They Should
on Tuesday, December 27 @ 11:57:13 EST

A survey of 1,002 adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes indicates that almost 4 out of 10 do not test as often as their doctor’s recommend.

Testing blood sugar levels is one of the most important things that people with diabetes can do to help manage their disease and live a healthy lifestyle. However, an Omnibus survey of 1,002 adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes indicates that almost 4 out of 10 do not test as often as their doctors recommend. Respondents cited having to reprick (48%) and painful testing (43%) as the most commonly encountered problems while testing blood glucose levels.(1

Based on these national survey results, people with diabetes may consider a New Year's commitment to better managing their diabetes by testing their blood glucose levels more often in order to stay healthy.

'There is no substitute for blood sugar monitoring. Testing is the best measure by which we can accurately determine the adequacy of our patients' blood sugar control,' said Dr. Henry Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Director of the Pediatric Diabetes Clinical Program, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for "

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