Predictors of control of diabetes: monitoring may be the key

J Pediatr. 2004 May;144(5):660-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2003.12.042.


The factors affecting glycated hemoglobin concentration were examined in a cohort of children attending diabetes camp. Multivariate regression analysis revealed that frequency of self-monitoring of blood glucose correlated with lower glycated hemoglobin, whereas the number of insulin types used correlated with increased glycated hemoglobin. Frequent self-monitoring of blood glucose promotes long-term metabolic control.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring*
  • Child
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / therapy*
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Insulin / administration & dosage
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis


  • Glycated Hemoglobin A
  • Insulin