Fewer Fingersticks = Greater Compliance

December 31, 2006

To improve compliance in patientswith diabetes mellitus who measureglucose levels 4 times a day (beforeeach meal and at bedtime), offerthis alternating, twice-daily option.

To improve compliance in patientswith diabetes mellitus who measureglucose levels 4 times a day (beforeeach meal and at bedtime), offerthis alternating, twice-daily option.Patients can check their blood glucoselevel before breakfast and dinneron one day and before lunch and atbedtime the following day. Nearly thesame information is obtained, butpatients have to prick their fingersonly twice a day. (This is appropriateonly for patients with fairly stabletype 2 diabetes mellitus.)-- Sola Osundeko, MD, FACE
   DuBois, Pa