The relationship between quality of self-monitoring and glycemic control in romanian children with type 1 diabetes mellitus

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Objectives: Optimal glycemic control is mandatory in diabetic children and adolescents for the prevention of diabetes complications, but it is difficult to be obtained due to a series of factors, including the limited availability of blood glucose self-monitoring tests. The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between the number of daily self-monitoring tests and quality of glycemic control. Material and method: We enrolled 783 individuals previously diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and investigated the significance of differences in HbA1c values between groups with distinct number of blood glucose measurements at home for each age group. Results: We found significant improvements of glycemic control with the increase in the number of daily tests, with some particularities among the groups. Conclusions: Among other intrinsic and external factors, blood glucose selfmonitoring has an important role in obtaining a good glycemic control.

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