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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients

From: Perspectives of patients with type 1 or insulin-treated type 2 diabetes on self-monitoring of blood glucose: a qualitative study

Description DM 1 (n = 13) DM 2 (n = 15)
Male 5 8
Age (years) 45 (40-58) 71 (60-76)
Marital status   
   Married/cohabiting 11 11
   Single 2 4
Education:   
   Lowa 3 10
   Middleb 8 5
   Highc 2  
HbA1c (mmol/mol) 57 (55-63) 58 (53-66)
Diabetes duration (years) 19 (13-28) 11 (5-16)
Type of insulin therapy:   
   1 insulin injection per day   7
   2 insulin injections per day   3
   4 insulin injections per day 3 5
   insulin pump 10  
Duration of SMBG (years) 19 (13-24) 8 (4-13)
  1. Data are n or, due to skewed distribution, median (P25, P75)
  2. aLow: primary school, lower secondary general, lower vocational
  3. bMiddle: higher secondary general education, intermediate vocational
  4. cHigh: higher vocational education, university