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dc.contributor.authorEvans, Josieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMackison, Dionneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorEmslie-Smith, Alistair Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorLawton, Juliaen_UK
dc.description.abstractAim: To characterize the numbers of reagent strips dispensed for self-monitoring of blood glucose to patients with Type 2 diabetes in Tayside, Scotland, in 1993, 1999 and 2009. Methods: A diabetes clinical information system in Tayside, record-linked to electronic dispensed prescribing records, was used to collate all dispensed prescribing records for three cross-sectional samples of patients with Type 2 diabetes in 1993 (n = 5728), 1999 (n = 8109) and at 1 January 2009 (n = 16450). The numbers of reagent strips dispensed during the relevant calendar year were calculated and patients stratified by treatment. We also explored whether age, sex or material and social deprivation were associated with whether a patient received strips. Results: Proportions of people who received self-monitoring reagent strips increased from 15.5% in 1993, to 24.2% in 1999 to 29.8% in 2009, as did numbers of strips dispensed. While the proportion of diet-treated patients who received reagent strips was still very low in 2009 (5.6%), the proportion among those treated with oral agents tripled from 9.4 to 27.4% between 1993 and 2009. Over 90% of patients treated with insulin received reagent strips and, among non-insulin-treated patients, this was more common among women, younger people and less deprived groups. Conclusions: The numbers of reagent strips dispensed for self-monitoring of blood glucose has increased and almost all insulin-treated patients receive strips. While few diet-treated patients receive strips, they are more extensively dispensed to those treated with oral agents. Given that self-monitoring of blood glucose is no longer routinely recommended in non-insulin treated patients, strategies to reduce unnecessary dispensing of reagent strips are needed.en_UK
dc.publisherDiabetes UK/ Wiley-Blackwellen_UK
dc.relationEvans J, Mackison D, Emslie-Smith AM & Lawton J (2012) Self-monitoring of blood glucose in Type 2 diabetes: cross-sectional analyses in 1993, 1999 and 2009. Diabetic Medicine, 29 (6), pp. 792-795.
dc.rightsPublisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Diabetic Medicine by Diabetes UK and Blackwell Publishing. Diabetic Medicine, Volume 29, Issue 6, pages 792–795, June 2012. The definitive version is available at,
dc.titleSelf-monitoring of blood glucose in Type 2 diabetes: cross-sectional analyses in 1993, 1999 and 2009en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleDiabetic Medicineen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderChief Scientist Officeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Research - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Research - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationTayside Centre for General Practiceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectSelf-Monitoring Behaviour and its Association with Glycaemic Control Among Non Insulin Treated Patients with Type 2 Diabetesen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorEvans, Josie|0000-0001-6672-7876en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMackison, Dionne|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorEmslie-Smith, Alistair M|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLawton, Julia|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectCZH/4/483|Chief Scientist Office|
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