Effects of self-monitoring of blood glucose on quality of life in elderly diabetic patients.

@article{Gilden1990EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of self-monitoring of blood glucose on quality of life in elderly diabetic patients.},
  author={Jennifer S. Gilden and C Casia and Michael S Hendryx and Swaran Singh},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1990},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          511-5
        }
}
Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) has been associated with improvement in diabetes knowledge and glycemic control in young and middle-aged diabetic patients. This study investigated the influences of SMBG on the quality of life in 20 older diabetic individuals, aged 60 to 79 years with duration of diabetes 15.6 +/- 2.3 (SD) years. Questionnaires (Cronbach's alpha reliability = .93) were administered regarding the impact of four aspects of diabetic self-care--general factors, diet… CONTINUE READING
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