Capillary blood glucose monitoring

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This article, the first in a series of articles relating to clinical skills in nursing, outlines the procedure of capillary blood glucose monitoring. This is a convenient way of monitoring blood glucose patterns and can be a useful aid in guiding treatment changes in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, especially during periods of illness or frequent hypoglycaemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-8
Number of pages4
JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2007


  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring/methods
  • Clinical Competence
  • Contraindications
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/blood
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A/metabolism
  • Humans
  • Hyperglycemia/blood
  • Hypoglycemia/blood
  • Nurse's Role
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Patient Selection


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