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    People with type 2 diabetes benefit from blood glucose self-monitoring, study shows

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    Post by graham64 on Wed Aug 05 2015, 22:27

    People with type 2 diabetes can lower their blood sugar and benefit from following a structured, personalized self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) schedule even if they don't require insulin, suggest data being presented at AADE15, the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

    The new research suggests working with a diabetes educator to create an individualized, structured schedule for blood glucose testing helps motivate people with type 2 diabetes who don't require insulin to eat healthier, be active and take their medications -- and as a result, lower their blood sugar levels. Some researchers, insurers and health care providers have questioned whether there is value in SMBG in those with type 2 diabetes who are not taking insulin; and in fact, many healthcare providers (including Medicare) limit the reimbursement of SMBG testing strips to one a day for people with type 2 diabetes.

    "Participants in this study said that sticking to a regular SMBG schedule really helped them to know where their blood levels were and take appropriate action, such as adding physical activity or choosing a healthy snack," said diabetes educator Dana Brackney, PhD, RN, CDE, assistant professor of nursing at Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C. "They said it helped them accept that they had diabetes, but also feel confident that they could control it rather than letting it control them."

    Brackney and her colleagues worked with the 11 participants in the study to design personalized, structured SMBG schedules that would provide the most helpful information to patients and their medical teams. The majority found self-monitoring twice a day to be most helpful in providing meaningful information regarding their blood sugar levels relevant to meals and activity; but there was room for individualization based on the individual's lifestyle and needs. For example, a patient might check twice a day three days a week instead of checking once a day seven days a week.

    "Diabetes educators can help patients work around barriers to find a personalized testing plan that makes sense for them," Brackney said. "They help patients learn when and why blood glucose levels were most problematic and to confront those situations head on by developing a plan to be healthier."

    Although it was not the focus of the study, the 11 participants lowered their A1C (blood glucose) levels from an average of 7.3 percent to an average of 6.2 percent. In patients with diabetes, the goal is to keep A1C levels below 7 percent.

    Researchers found that patients in the study would react to their SMBG readings by eating a little less, or going for a walk. The study confirmed that patients do react to their test results and make positive changes, which many health care providers didn't think would happen, Brackney said. Testing helped patients see that they were benefitting by taking charge of their diabetes, including by taking their medication, eating right and being active, she noted.

    "Most of the participants in the study were self-described 'country folk' who found that they were able to control their diabetes," Brackney said. "This study helps doctors and nurses to understand how people with type 2 diabetes can benefit from SMBG."

    More than 29 million Americans -- nearly one in 10 -- have diabetes, 90 percent of whom have type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a disorder in which the body doesn't effectively process glucose, which provides the body fuel for energy and growth. While diabetes can't be cured, it can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/

    It's not going to happen in the UK anytime soon the opposition to SMBG for T2s will continue, well they don't want us to find out the real impact of the eatwell plate on our blood sugars do they  Crying or Very sad


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    Post by chris c on Thu Aug 06 2015, 20:07

    Despite being asked, no-one, not even meter/strip manufacturers and importers in the US, UK, Australia or Canada have shown any interest in doing an RCT on this
    Test Test Test
    used by diabetics for more than a decade now
    but then there's never been an RCT on parachutes either
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    Post by Eddie on Fri Aug 07 2015, 16:18

    Hi Chris when you joined a few days ago I thought good grief not my nemesis the ex resident dietitian, but clearly you are not that person, no insult intended. Then talking to Graham last night, he said, that person reminds me of someone who used to help us. No names no pack drill but are you a man that once had a forum name beginning with T

    Just a thought.


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    Post by chris c on Fri Aug 07 2015, 19:08

    Might have been . . . I underwent regeneration
    Actually I had a thought, does anyone have the ear of David Unwin? He might have an interest.
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    Post by Eddie on Fri Aug 07 2015, 19:37

    @chris c wrote:Might have been . . . I underwent regeneration
    Actually I had a thought, does anyone have the ear of David Unwin? He might have an interest.

    Well, I'll be a SOB "might have been" As for Dr. Unwin he is very easy to track down and certainly one of the good guys. Many like him around these days, the medics are beginning to see the light.


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    Post by graham64 on Fri Aug 07 2015, 22:09

    @chris c wrote:Might have been . . . I underwent regeneration
    Actually I had a thought, does anyone have the ear of David Unwin? He might have an interest.

    I only know two people called Chris c and one of them is Chris Cashin (who's chris Wink) , as you are far more articulate and intelligent your obviously not a dietitian ergo your not Christine Cashin   Very Happy


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    Post by chris c on Sat Aug 08 2015, 17:19

    Ye gods, do you think she will set the Police on me???
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    Post by Paul1976 on Sat Aug 08 2015, 17:30

    Nah,you should be alright Chris,She's confident that the scurvy and osteoporosis that she's certain is bound to befall us low carbers is enough of a punishment!! freakout facepalm bitenails Twisted Evil


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    Post by chris c on Sat Aug 08 2015, 17:43

    Isn't it odd that in all the years she was predicting inevitable dire consequences, and even PMing newbies warning them off the extreme dangers of low carbing, not a single person actually suffered the "inevitable consequences" and still haven't (unless of course improved BG, BP and lipids are a danger)
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    Post by Eddie on Sat Aug 08 2015, 18:14

    @chris c wrote:Isn't it odd that in all the years she was predicting inevitable dire consequences, and even PMing newbies warning them off the extreme dangers of low carbing, not a single person actually suffered the "inevitable consequences" and still haven't (unless of course improved BG, BP and lipids are a danger)

    Dr. Katharine Morrison summed up very succinctly in a reply to the registered dietitian.

    “I think there would be a lot less hostility towards you Ally if you actually gave constructive advice to people. Many diabetics have not had a positive relationship with NHS dieticians, myself included. A few have had their problems listened to and appropriately addressed and I hope the situation will continue to improve.

    I have yet to see a post from you which is written with the aim of helping someone get better control of their diabetes or improve their nutritional state. So far I have simply seen one post after another of the "Do not try this at home variety." None of your negative comments regarding low carbing have been substantiated by scientific evidence. I am patiently waiting for your scientifically based expose of the errors of Dr Bernstein's method and Gary Taubes collection of evidence. All we have got so far is personal opinion.”

    No one ever got a straight answer from her as useless as a rubber beak on a woodpecker in my opinion. That being said I have come to know and learn from fantastic dietitians, this one who has become a good friend, well worth checking her site out. http://www.lowcarbdietitian.com/ some great information and this woman is also a registered diabetes educator.


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    Post by chris c on Sun Aug 09 2015, 11:18

    Yes, the likes of her and [url=http://www.zoeharcombe.com/Zoe Harcombe[/url] are like stars in a wilderness of stupidity. There used to be a post on William Davis's blog entitled "Why Your Dietician Is Fat" which went away when he rejigged his blogs BUT IT'S BACK!!!

    Meanwhile, if I am permitted to return to the subect of the thread <G> Andrew Farmer should be taken out and shot, starting with the kneecaps, for the harm his "do not test" advice is doing to diabetics.
    Clearly he was paid to "prove" that testing did not work. Andy Karter was paid to find out whether or not testing worked and came up with a different conclusion

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