Effects of self-monitoring of glucose in non-insulin treated patients with type 2 diabetes. The ‘In Control’ trial protocol (ISRCTN 84568563). (WC2006-086)

Effects of self-monitoring of glucose in non-insulin treated patients with type 2 diabetes. The ‘In Control’ trial protocol (ISRCTN 84568563).

Background

Starting date: 01/03/2007 Diabetes specific emotional problems interfere with the daily management that living with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) demands. Possibly, offering direct feedback on diabetes management may diminish the presence of diabetes specific emotional problems and might enhance the patients’ belief they are able to manage their illness. It is hypothesized that self-monitoring of glucose in combination with an algorithm how and when to act will motivate T2DM patients to become more active participants in their own care leading to a decrease in diabetes related distress and an increased self-efficacy.