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Self-monitoring of blood glucose was not cost-effective in non–insulin-treated type 2 diabetes

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J Simon

Dr J Simon, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; judit.simon@dphpc.ox.ac.uk

STUDY DESIGN

Design:

cost-effectiveness analysis of a randomised controlled trial with 1-year follow-up (Diabetes Glycaemic Education and Monitoring [DiGEM]).

STUDY QUESTION

Setting:

48 general practices in the UK.

Patients:

453 patients {mean age 66 y, 57% men}* who had non–insulin-treated type 2 diabetes with haemoglobin (Hb) A1c concentrations ⩾6.2% and were not self-monitoring glucose. {Exclusion criteria included serious …

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