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Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. 2019, 7(1), 14-18
DOI: 10.12691/jbet-7-1-3
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Adherence, Effectiveness and Utilization of Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose

Mohammed Almijalli1, Zoubir Bendjaballah1, Omar Altwijri1, Abdullah AlOdah1, Bader AlQahtani1 and Ravish Javed1,

1Biomedical Technology Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, KSA

Pub. Date: December 25, 2019

Cite this paper:
Mohammed Almijalli, Zoubir Bendjaballah, Omar Altwijri, Abdullah AlOdah, Bader AlQahtani and Ravish Javed. Adherence, Effectiveness and Utilization of Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. 2019; 7(1):14-18. doi: 10.12691/jbet-7-1-3


Aim: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common chronic disease which require frequent monitoring of blood sugar levels. The purpose of this study was to assess the handling and effectiveness of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) among the diabetic patients of Saudi Arabia. Methods: A questionnaire was designed and electronic survey was conducted through Google forms, a web-based application among adult male and female diabetes patients. A comprehensive information was collected regarding the utilization and effectiveness of the glucometer and its impact on health and life. A questionnaire divided into four sections containing questions related to personal information, SBGM device, measurement process and measurement outcomes was employed. Diabetologists were consulted to evaluate the responses of the participants. Results were evaluated using descriptive statistics on Microsoft Excel. Results: A total of 56 respondents (30 males and 26 females) participated in this survey study. The respondents were aged from 18 to 74 years. 80% of the respondents were diabetics. Out of 80%, 64% of respondents had type 1 diabetes while 36% had type 2 diabetes. The remaining 10% of respondents were non-diabetic and were using SMBG. Conclusion: It is highly asserted and emphasized to have only one glucometer. Additionally, healthcare professionals and DM patients should be well informed about the distortion and SMBG device limitations.

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