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The value of self-managed glucose monitoring

The value of self-managed glucose monitoring




March 27, 2015


April 21, 2016

Program Description

This CPD module explores the value of self-managed glucose monitoring, including the evidence that it improves outcomes for people with diabetes, and how it can be best used to meet the three goals of the triangle of diabetes care.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Review the evidence that self-managed glucose monitoring has a significant impact on blood-sugar control for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • Understand that glucose self-monitoring is most valuable if it is performed in a structured way by motivated patients and reviewed periodically with their healthcare professional.
  • Know the separate components of good glucose testing behaviour.
  • Understand the benefits of multiple daily glucose readings for patients on oral diabetes medication, on multiple daily insulin injections or on insulin pump therapy.
  • Know that the biological feedback associated with SMBG readings impacts patient behaviour regarding their glycaemic control through changes in lifestyle and medication.
  • Credit



    Learning Credit(s)


    Initiated, funded and reviewed by Abbott.
    Date of preparation July 2015; ADCMDP150013d(1)


  • Dr. Mike Cummings, Consultant Physician and Professor in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Exam author
  • Dr Rob Brines, Medical Director, Bite Medical Consulting
  • Instructions

    This is an industry-supported learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.0 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.


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