All tagged Team Blood Glucose

Why I don't feel like a patient; Managing my Type 2 Diabetes

When we think about the experience of someone with T2D, it is important to remember that the time we spend with healthcare professionals represents just a fraction of the total experience. For the rest of the time, we are very much on our own, so equipping us with the knowledge, skills and motivation to manage our conditions is always key to successful outcomes.

Blood Glucose testing for non-insulin users

Towards the end of last year NICE published new guidelines on the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. As part of these, they recommended further restrictions on Self-Testing of Blood Glucose people with Type 2 Diabetes (PWD). This advice is based on the very reasonable argument that the overall effect of self-monitoring is small, but this argument stands in stark contrast to my personal experience, and to the experience of a great many others... it seems that taking a closer look at the science behind the argument is worthwhile.