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Accu-Chek.co.uk offers patient-focused product information on our portfolio of meters, insulin pumps, data management, and structured testing tools. Please follow the link below for more information.

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Under 18?

This website for under 18's from Roche Diabetes Care contains some great interactive tools to help you and your family learn more about diabetes and encourage you to get more involved.

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Self monitored blood glucose (SMBG)

Supporting evidence and counter-arguments for the value and application of self-monitored blood glucose (SMBG) data.


Clinical value of SMBG data

Physicians identify and act upon glycaemic abnormalities found in SMBG data
Evaluation of SMBG data significantly impacts primary care physician therapy choices for patients with type 2 diabetes

Value of SMBG pattern management in improving diabetes outcomes
Effective use of SMBG pattern analysis can provide equal or greater value than HbA1c measurements alone

Paired testing regimens facilitate effective use of SMBG
Paired testing offers patients and healthcare providers direct feedback on the impact of specific events—meals, exercise, stress and medications—on glucose levels

Impact of self-monitoring of blood glucose in the management of patients with non-insulin treated diabetes
A counter-argument: no relation between self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and improved glycaemic control

Efficacy of self-monitoring of blood glucose in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes
A counter-argument: self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) has no effect on glycaemic control


SMBG guidelines

Self-monitoring of blood glucose in non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes
International Diabetes Federation clinical guidelines for the use of SMBG in non-insulin treated people with type 2 diabetes

Consensus report of the coalition for clinical research—self-monitoring of blood glucose
Guidelines for the effective development, application and assessment of SMBG activities for patients with type 2 diabetes

Clinical Evidence

The structured SMBG and diabetes therapy aspects presented on this site are supported by a large and growing body of clinical evidence. View a selection references arranged by topic.

Supporting testing with an array of blood glucose meter offerings

Accu-Chek® systems feature easy-to-use diabetes management tools
that help simplify the self-management of blood glucose and the way key
information is viewed and captured.

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