Capillary blood glucose monitoring
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Capillary blood glucose monitoring

Maureen Wallymahmed Nurse consultant, Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust, Diabetes Centre, Walton Hospital, Liverpool

This article, the first in a series of articles relating to clinical skills in nursing, outlines the procedure of capillary blood glucose monitoring. This is a convenient way of monitoring blood glucose patterns and can be a useful aid in guiding treatment changes in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, especially during periods of illness or frequent hypoglycaemia.

Nursing Standard. 21, 38, 35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.


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