Table 1—

Counseling algorithm (ref. 13; physician-patient session at weeks 0, 4, 12, and 20; standardized questions)

1. Increase of self-perception by keeping an eating/well-being diary and monitoring blood glucose
2. Promotion of self-reflection
 Experience with SMBG: What worked well? What did not work well?
 Greatest problem when using SMBG?
 Most important factor to facilitate SMBG?
 Information required on this factor?
3. Enhancement of self-regulation
 Ideas how to use SMBG results and diary entries to improve metabolic control
 Patient’s assessment of probability of achieving set goals (%)