The Effect of Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring Among Inmates With Diabetes.


Journal Article

The increasing prevalence and risk of complications from diabetes necessitate patient participation and attentiveness to select appropriate foods, perform regular physical activity, and be active in diabetes management and self-maintenance. Diabetes is often largely asymptomatic; consequently, early diagnosis and treatment are necessary. Inmates are a unique population challenged by the increased prevalence of chronic conditions including diabetes. Diabetes standards for inmates contain diagnostic and treatment management guidelines that incorporate personal glucose monitoring for insulin users. In December 2009, the Federal Bureau of Prisons initiated a program to distribute glucose meters to insulin-dependent inmates to facilitate self-monitoring blood glucose. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of these glucose meters on hemoglobin A1c levels.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hunter Buskey, RN; Mathieson, K; Leafman, JS; Feinglos, MN

Published Date

  • October 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 343 - 354

PubMed ID

  • 26276137

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26276137

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-5200

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1078345815599782


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States