Many nurses will be bound by local guidance restricting blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes not on insulin therapy. However there is now a growing body of robust evidence that suggests if included as a component of self-management education in people with type 2 diabetes then it can be cost effective and improve quality of life. Diabetes UK is very clear in its position statements on this topic that there should be no postcode lottery and that every individual should be assessed and supported to perform SMBG if appropriate. (15,16,17) The actual procedure has become easier over the last few years. Utilising SMBG into existing self-management strategies is the challenge for both nurses and patients working together to improve diabetes self-management.
I've only posted the conclusion check out the full post and the references, it would seem some of the nursing profession are pro testing for T2