Objective To investigate the current situation of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Sichuan province, and to analyze the influencing factors of SMBG, so as to provide evidence for improving the level of SMBG.
Methods By the convenience sampling method, 410 patients with T2DM for more than 1 year were selected from 17 hospitals and community health service centers in 7 cities across Sichuan province, and their SMBG was investigated with a questionnaire.
Results Among 410 eligible patients, the average frequency of SMBG was 7.3 times per month. There were 268 patients (65.4%) performed SMBG less than 4 times per month, 94 (22.9%) performed 4-15 times per month, 29 (7.1%) performed 6-29 times per month, and 19 (4.6%) performed over 30 times per month. Just 234 patients (57.1%) monitored the HbA1c in the past 6 months. FPG, 2-hour PPG and HbA1c were negatively correlated with the frequency of SMBG. The influencing factors of SMBG were insulin treatment and education.
Conlusion The SMBG status in D2TM patients is relatively poor in Sichuan province, and the compliance of SMBG is expected to be improved by enhancing diabetic education.
Citation： XIONG Zhenzhen,YUAN Li,YE Ziwei,NI Xiumei,YANG Jing,LIU Man,ZHANG Yongqiong,LI Cheqiong,ZHU Ruirong. Current Situation and Influencing Factors of Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Sichuan Province. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2013, 13(3): 281-285. doi: 10.7507/1672-2531.20130049 Copy