Do not routinely offer self-monitoring of blood glucose levels for adults with type 2 unless:

  • The person is on insulin or
  • There is evidence of hypoglycaemic episodes or
  • The person is on oral medication that may increase their risk of hypoglycaemia while driving or operating machinery or
  • The person is pregnant, or is planning to become pregnant.

For more information, see the NICE guideline on diabetes in pregnancy.