Improving Diabetes Self-Care: Will follow-up telephone calls improve blood glucose monitoring in patients with diabetes? Diabetes is a common chronic disease that affects millions of people in Canada. Individuals affected with diabetes have to participate in self-care by monitoring their blood sugar levels to identify complications such as hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and to respond appropriately to prevent adverse events. Education on self-management techniques such as monitoring blood sugar is provided through diabetes education courses in the community and during hospitalization. The results of a study by Peel, Douglas and Lawton show that some patients have problems monitoring their blood glucose levels. The purpose of this paper is...The end:
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