Individuals with diabetes play a significant role in the control of their condition by participating in their own care. Self-monitoring of blood glucose is of particular importance in maintaining adequate glycemic control but when obtained using traditional fingerstick methods, is often limited with by cost, fear of needles or pain and inconvenience. Flash glucose monitoring is an innovative technology available to address these barriers and help people with diabetes better manage their blood glucose levels. Data demonstrating increased frequency in glucose monitoring, patient perspectives related to self-care behaviors, and implications for practice and future research are described.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health