Once target control is achieved and the results of self-monitoring become quite predictable,
there is little gained from repeated confirmation
The exceptions to this include: acute illness; when new medications are added; when weight
fluctuates significantly; when A1c targets drift off course; and in individuals who need
monitoring to maintain targets.
Self-monitoring is beneficial as long as one is learning and adjusting therapy based on the
result of the monitoring, hence there may be a role for structured monitoring in the few days prior to health professional consultation to inform treatment adjustments, but continued monitoring of relatively stable levels has little value