Education boosts glucose monitoring in diabetes patients with cancer

11/29/2012 | United Press International

Sixty-five percent of cancer patients with type 2 diabetes who had diabetes education had A1C tests at least twice, while 88% underwent testing at least once over three years, a study in Population Health Management revealed. Researchers also found type 2 diabetes patients who had diabetes education following cancer diagnosis were more likely than those who did not receive the information to monitor their glucose levels, resulting in fewer emergency department visits and hospital admissions, as well as lower costs.

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