A structured self-monitoring of blood glucose approach in type 2 diabetes encourages more frequent, intensive, and effective physician interventions: results from the STeP study.

@article{Polonsky2011ASS,
  title={A structured self-monitoring of blood glucose approach in type 2 diabetes encourages more frequent, intensive, and effective physician interventions: results from the STeP study.},
  author={William H Polonsky and Lawrence Fisher and Charles H. Schikman and Deborah A. Hinnen and Christopher G Parkin and Zhihong Jelsovsky and Matthias Axel-Schweitzer and Bettina Petersen and Robin S. Wagner},
  journal={Diabetes technology & therapeutics},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={797-802}
}
BACKGROUND We evaluated how a structured patient/physician self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) intervention influenced the timing, frequency, and effectiveness of primary care physicians' treatment changes with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients over 12 months. METHODS The Structured Testing Program (STeP) study was a cluster-randomized, multicenter trial with 483 poorly controlled, insulin-naive T2DM subjects. Primary care practices were randomized to the Active Control Group (ACG… CONTINUE READING