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Type 2 diabetes: Value of home blood sugar monitoring unclear

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor Itís a central tenet of diabetes treatment: monitor the blood sugar closely, then adjust your diet, exercise, and medications to keep it in a good range. And that makes sense. Poorly controlled blood sugar is a major risk factor for diabetic complications, including kidney disease, vision loss, and nerve damage. …

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