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Rethinking the Strip: $1.3 Million Will Put Discovery into Practice

November 29, 2018

A landmark UNC School of Medicine study showed that the finger prick blood glucose test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes, and now researchers Katrina Donahue and Laura Young received a PCORI grant to implement their findings across the country.

Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?

June 12, 2017

In the first large pragmatic trial of its kind in the United States, results from a UNC School of Medicine study show that checking finger-stick blood sugars may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin. UNC Family Medicine’s research director, Dr. Katrina Donahue, was the senior author on the study.

To test or not to test: Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes

May 17, 2013

UNC Family Medicine physician, Katrina Donahue, MD MPH, is part of a team of researchers to receive more than $2 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study glucose monitoring in non-insulin treated patients living with type 2 diabetes, The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved a research award to the University of … Read more