December 22, 2009

FTNW: To Strip or Not to Strip

That is the Question for non insulin using type 2s in Ontario.

From the News Wire: A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal challenges the need for self testing of non insulin using type 2s. The idea is that multiple daily test of BG of seniors with type 2, who are not on insulin, doesn’t produce actionable information as there is little rish of hypos. Testing may just create stress. The cost of strips is substantial and the report suggest the resources would be better spent on other T2 care alternatives.

None of this applies to T1 or insulin using T2s who risk hypos from injected insulin.

YDMV who would have thought it?