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July 1, 2017

daveIt is not how often you take your glucose, but rather when you take your glucose reading, that makes the biggest difference. For many years the standard of care has been for an orally medicated patient to check their glucose when they first get up in the morning.

Two things occur when your patients do that. First, they see almost the same readings every day, so they likely quit checking; and secondly, they never see how high their levels really get. Now there is a new JAMA study that states that monitoring in non-insulin using patients does not improve outcomes.

To see why this result occurred check out Item One, and find out why this article got our publisher’s blood boiling when he read it.

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief