Efficacy of self-monitoring blood glucose in the context of a chronic care model for type 2 diabetes patients treated with oral agents only

Introduction. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) focused on the person is recognized as the ideal model of care for chronic disease management; empowerment is a prerequisite for a person included in a CCM. In diabetes, home blood glucose monitoring might be a fundamental tool for patients to gain awareness of their condition, develop skills of self-management, understand how to navigate the system and feel themselves as a responsible part of the care process.

Aims. The Self-Care Study has been designed to assess whether a person-centered CCM developed by Dr. Nicoletta Musacchio (educational model SINERGIA, Diabet Med 2011; 28: 724-30) and conducted with the aid of a technologically advanced glucometer (BGStar) can improve the metabolic and risk factors control and the perception/management skills of the disease compared with usual care.

Type of study. Randomized, multicenter, controlled parallel group (1: 1) study

Population. 241 patients with type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin at their first visit in diabetes services

Centers. 21 Italian diabetes centers

Promoter. 
Sanofi SpA, Italy

Funding. 
Sanofi SpA, Italy

Status. 
Study completed

Bibliography:

  1. Musacchio N, Ciullo I, Scardapane M, Giancaterini A, Pessina L, Maino S, Gaiofatto R, Nicolucci A, Rossi MC; Self-Care Study Group. Efficacy of self-monitoring blood glucose as a key component of a chronic care model versus usual care in type 2 diabetes patients treated with oral agents: results of a randomized trial. Acta Diabetol 2018; 55: 295-299