Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and glycaemic control in Cameroon: Results of the International Diabetes Management Practices Study (IDMPS)

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2017 Apr;126:198-201. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2016.11.029. Epub 2017 Feb 17.

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and glycaemic control among patients from Cameroon. A minority of patients with diabetes owned a blood glucose meter; of these patients, most performed SMBG inconsistently. The lack of SMBG may be a contributing factor to the poor glycaemic control in the country.

Keywords: Africa South of the Sahara; Blood glucose self-monitoring; HbA1c; Type 1 diabetes; Type 2 diabetes.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Observational Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Blood Glucose / analysis*
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring / instrumentation
  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring / methods
  • Cameroon / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / blood*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / analysis
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Hyperglycemia / epidemiology
  • Internationality
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Minority Groups
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Blood Glucose
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A