Effects of self-monitoring of glucose in non-insulin treated patients with type 2 diabetes. The ‘In Control’ trial protocol (ISRCTN 84568563). (WC2006-086)

Effects of self-monitoring of glucose in non-insulin treated patients with type 2 diabetes. The ‘In Control’ trial protocol (ISRCTN 84568563).

Methods

Starting date: 01/03/2007  Six hundred patients with T2DM (45 ≤ 75 years) who receive care according to a diabetes care system, HbA1c ≥ 7.0%, and not using insulin will be recruited and randomised into 3 groups; Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG), Self-monitoring of Urine Glucose (SMUG) and usual care (n=200 per group). Participants are eligible if they have a known disease duration of over 1 year and have not used SMBG or SMUG more than 3 times in the previous year. All 3 groups will receive standardized diabetes care. The intervention groups receive additional instructions on how to use and interpret self-monitoring of glucose.