Paul Alvarez, a medical student at UNC and a Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH) Scholar, has been working with NCNC on the Monitor Trial. His poster, “Health Literacy, Clinical Outcomes and Physician Advised Glucose Self-Monitoring Usage in Type 2 Diabetes”, has won the student competition at the NC Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP).
The Monitor Trial is is funded by by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). For patients living with type 2 diabetes who do not use insulin, decisions regarding self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is unclear and this study should provide answers to support patients and doctors in making these decisions.
We congratulate Paul on his success and appreciate all the hard work he has been doing with NCNC.