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Does self-monitoring of blood glucose levels improve dietary compliance for obese patients with type II diabetes?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3535493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels is currently being recommended for obese patients with type II diabetes to improve weight loss and glycemic control. To determine whether self-monitoring of blood glucose levels improves dietary compliance in these patients, 50 obese patients with type II diabetes were randomly assigned either to a standard behavioral weight control program or to a weight control program that included self-monitoring of blood glucose levels and focused on the weight-blood glucose relationship. Both groups lost significant amounts of weight and maintained their losses for at least one year; reductions in medication could be made for 70 percent of patients. These data suggest that the behavioral weight control used in this study may be of benefit to patients with type II diabetes. However, there was no evidence that the addition of self-monitoring of blood glucose levels to the treatment program improved the outcome in terms of weight loss, reduction in medication, dietary compliance, or mood state.
R R Wing; L H Epstein; M P Nowalk; N Scott; R Koeske; S Hagg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1986 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-04     Completed Date:  1986-12-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  830-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy
Blood Glucose / analysis*
Body Weight
Clinical Trials as Topic
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications,  diet therapy*
Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated / analysis
Insulin / administration & dosage
Middle Aged
Obesity / complications*
Patient Compliance
Random Allocation
Self Care*
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated; 11061-68-0/Insulin

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