RSSDI consensus on self-monitoring of blood glucose in types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus in India

Rao, P V and Makkar, B M and Kumar, Ajay and Das, A K and Singh, A K and Mithal, Ambrish and Bhansali, Anil and Misra, A and Maheshwari, Anuj and Gupta, Arvind and Rustogi, Ashu and Saboo, Banshi and Vasanth Kumar, C H and Anand Moses, C R and Thacker, Hemant and Panda, Jayant and Jana, Jayaprakashsai and Kesavdev, Jothydev and Narasimha Setty, K. R. and Chawla, Manoj and Deshpande, Neeta and Tandon, Nikhil and Chawla, Rajeev and Kovil, Rajeev and Sahay, Rakesh and Madhu, S. V. and Banerjee, Samar and Agarwal, Sanjay and Kalra, Sanjay and Bajaj, Sarita and Joshi, Shashank R and Aravind, S. R. and Chowdhury, Subhankar and Ghosh, Sujoy and Gupta, Sunil and Mohan, V and Panikar, Vijay and Viswanathan, Vijay (2018) RSSDI consensus on self-monitoring of blood glucose in types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus in India. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, 38 (3). p. 260. ISSN 0973-3930



Maintaining a good glycemic control is crucial in the management of diabetes mellitus (DM) as it is associated with the reduction in both macro and microvascular complications of the disease. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), which provides the day-to-day blood glucose levels, is a simple and practical tool for maintaining a good glycemic control. Although SMBG is widely practiced in other countries, its use in India is very limited. Even when used, it is not carried out is a structured manner. There seems to be a lack of education about the purpose of SMBG and the correct process and schedule to be followed. This highlights the unmet need for country-specific SMBG recommendations. In order to fulfil this need, a panel of expert endocrinologists/ diabetologists came together under the aegis of Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI). They reviewed the current literature, combined the evidences with their clinical knowledge and expertise, and developed consensus recommendations for SMBG practice in India. This document provides a comprehensive review of the current literature on SMBG and presents the recommendations made by the expert panel.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Diabetes Mellitus, GlucoseMeters, GlycemicControl, SMBG, Self-monitoring of blood glucose, Type 1 DM Type 2 DM
Divisions:Department of Diabetology
ID Code:1112
Deposited By:surendar radha
Deposited On:12 Dec 2018 14:46
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