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Diabetes in pregnancy: Evaluating self-monitoring performance and glycemic control with memory-based reflectance meters

  • Oded Langer
    Correspondence
    Reprint requests: Dr. Oded Langer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461.
    Affiliations
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York USA.

    the Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York USA.

    the Diabetes Research and Training Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York USA.
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  • Roger S. Mazze
    Affiliations
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York USA.

    the Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York USA.

    the Diabetes Research and Training Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York USA.
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      Abstract

      Reflectance meters modified by the addition of a memory microchip that stored glucose values were used to measure the difference between self-reported and actual blood glucose data in 34 pregnant diabetic women. Overall two thirds of the patients reported values that were significantly lower and less variable than those recorded in the memory meters.

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