Investigators: Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD, Brett Munjas, BA, Marla Romanova, MD, Ali Towfigh, MD, Jane Weinreb, MD, Annie Zhou, MS, and Marika Suttorp, MS.
Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System/Souther California/RAND
Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs; September 2007.
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Diabetes is a prevalent and costly disease in Veterans. Control of blood glucose is an important VA objective. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is advocated as a method to better achieve control. The Key Questions investigated in this report were:
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