Current concepts in blood glucose monitoring

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Khadilkar, Kranti Shreesh ; Bandgar, Tushar ; Shivane, Vyankatesh ; Lila, Anurag ; Shah, Nalini (2013)
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
  • Journal: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism (issn: 2230-8210, vol: 17, pp: S643-S649)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4046592, doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.123556
  • Subject: Diseases of the digestive system. Gastroenterology | glycemic variability | Review Article | RC648-665 | RC799-869 | Blood glucose monitoring system | self-monitored blood glucose | Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology | continuous glucose monitoring | glycated haemoglobin

Blood glucose monitoring has evolved over the last century. The concept of adequate glycemic control and minimum glycemic variability requires an ideal, accurate and reliable glucose monitoring system. The search for an ideal blood glucose monitoring system still continues. This review explains the various blood glucose monitoring systems with special focus on the monitoring systems like self- monitored blood glucose (SMBG) and continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS). It also focuses on the newer concepts of blood glucose monitoring and their incorporation in routine clinical management of diabetes mellitus.
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