Self-testing in Type 2 diabetes

For those not on insulin, it’s not usually necessary. Exceptions include:

For gliclazide users:

  • Before driving in first three months of use
  • Before driving long-term if a Type 2 vehicle licence holder
  • Before driving long-term if hypoglycaemia unawareness (rare on gliclazides)
  • Before driving in early months of introducing a mimetic along with the gliclazide
  • If symptoms of hypoglycaemia


  • If on metformin and planning a pregnancy
  • All pregnant women with Type 2 diabetes

(Pulse on-line learning module)


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