Diabetologia

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 91–93 | Cite as

Pilot study of self-measurement of blood glucose using the dextrostix-eyetone system for juvenile-onset diabetes

  • Y. Ikeda
  • N. Tajima
  • N. Minami
  • Y. Ide
  • J. Yokoyama
  • M. Abe
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Summary

Self-measurement of blood glucose was performed by eight insulin-dependent juvenile-onset diabetics. The patients were well motivated and improved control of diabetes was obtained. The method would seem to be useful for juvenile-onset diabetics, especially of the unstable type and for pregnant diabetics.

Key words

Juvenile-onset diabetes blood glucose self-measurement Dextrostix-Eyetone system patient education 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Ikeda
    • 1
  • N. Tajima
    • 1
  • N. Minami
    • 1
  • Y. Ide
    • 1
  • J. Yokoyama
    • 1
  • M. Abe
    • 1
  1. 1.The 3rd Department of Internal MedicineThe Jikei University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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