NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

Patient education: Blood glucose monitoring

Self monitoring of blood glucose is necessary for patients treated with insulin or other medication with a high risk of hypoglycaemia. The NHSGGC Blood Glucose Meter and Test Strip Formulary  for use across primary and secondary care settings was developed by the Diabetes MCN. The Preferred List meters and test strips chosen exceed the international accuracy standard (ISO 15197 (2013)), are simple to use and use test strips costing less than £10 per pack.

 

Videos are available to support patients learning to use the new preferred blood glucose meters.

 

 

 

 

Full details of the Formulary and chosen meters were highlighted in a previous article.

 

Published 03/08/2016