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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
blood sugar management, diabetes nursing, diabetics education, patient education
Over the past decade, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) has become an increasingly important and widely accepted part of diabetes management (American Diabetes Association, 1985; Consensus Statement on SMGB, 1987; Wing, Epstein, Nowalk, Scott & Koeske, 1985; Wysocki, 1988). It is an important advancement that provides both the diabetic and the physician with vital blood glucose data obtained in a patient's normal surroundings. Patients are able to measure their own blood glucose levels in day-to-day circumstances rather than utilize a periodic blood glucose level obtained in a physician's office (Kilo & Dudley, 1988; Mecklenburg, 1987). It is not clear, however, if accurate blood glucose monitoring technique can be learned through self-instruction or if professional instruction is necessary.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Blood sugar -- Measurement
Diabetes -- Nursing
Diabetics -- Education
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 1990 Dianne Trapp. All rights reserved
Trapp, Diane B., "Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: A Comparison of Diabetes Educator Instruction Versus Self-instruction" (1990). Theses and Dissertations. 799.