POSITIVE IMPACT OF SELF-MONITORING OF BLOOD GLUCOSE ON DIABETES MANAGEMENT IN MALE PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES FROM ASEER DIABETIC CENTER, ABHA, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Safa Hassan Omer, H and Mohammad Ahmad Awwad Al Qahtani, A and Altieb Mohamed Altieb, M and Amged Abdulwahab Awwad, A and Mohammed Al- Gathradhi, A and Sivakumar Vijayaraghavalu, V (2015) POSITIVE IMPACT OF SELF-MONITORING OF BLOOD GLUCOSE ON DIABETES MANAGEMENT IN MALE PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES FROM ASEER DIABETIC CENTER, ABHA, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPREHENSIVE PHARMACY, 6 (3). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0976-8157

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Abstract

Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is one of the major components for effective diabetes management in modern therapy. However, the efficacy of SMBG is highly controversial for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. In view of this controversy, the present study was done to design an appropriate plan and to evaluate the true impact of SMBG on T2DM management. This cross sectional retrospective and prospective study was carried out for two and half years involving 400 male T2DM patients (age; 40-50; obesity grade I) from Aseer Diabetic Center, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Patients with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in the range of 9%-10% were divided equally into SMBG - and non-SMBG groups. The SMBG group monitored their blood glucose levels daily while non-SMBG remained as a control. Patients in both the groups were requested to follow healthy diet recommended by diabetologists and perform walking as an exercise regularly for 30-70 min/1-3 mile/2,400-6,400 steps daily. To avoid various drug influences on HBA1c levels, all the patients were administered only extended release tablets of metformin 1000 mg twice daily. Results of our study shown significant decrease of HbA1c levels in SMBG group from 9.5% to 7.8% in 30 months, while non-SMBG group shown no significant difference (9.3% to 8.9%). Similarly patients consuming healthy diet, performing exercise and compliance to drug increased in SMBG group than in non-SMBG group. In conclusion, SMBG had positive influence on glycemic control, awareness and attitude of patients towards lifestyle modifications and compliance to medication.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Divisions: College of Pharmacy > Pharmacy
Depositing User: Amged Algied
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 08:31
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/591

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