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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1990

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Kay Foland

Keywords

blood sugar management, diabetes nursing, diabetics education, patient education

Abstract

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
Patient education

Number of Pages

68

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1990 Dianne Trapp. All rights reserved

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