Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults with diagnosed diabetes using insulin who perform self-monitoring of blood glucose at least once daily
Baseline: 89.0 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes using insulin performed self-monitoring of blood glucose at least once daily in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 94.4 percent
People with diabetes who monitor their blood sugar can track their response to treatment and find out if they’re meeting their blood sugar targets. This can help with decisions about nutrition, physical activity, and medications. Research suggests that self-monitoring can help reduce A1c levels within 6 months.
Workgroup: Diabetes Workgroup