From day to day the number of sufferers Diabetes Mellitus (DM) continues to increase.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) itself noted that the number of people with diabetes mellitus in the world in 2015 had reached around 415 million and is estimated to increase to 642 million (55 percent) by 2040.
Indonesia is the 7th country with the largest number of people with diabetes in the world, reaching around 10 million people.
In daily clinical practice, checking blood glucose levels, both fasting blood glucose (GDP), post-prandial blood glucose (GDPP), as well as while and HbA1c are commonly performed to assess glycemic control for people with diabetes mellitus.
In general, the examination is carried out in the laboratory in the morning, at a certain time or when the person is treated at the clinic.
This pattern is unlikely to provide accurate information about the true variability of daily blood glucose from a person with diabetes mellitus.
For example, blood glucose levels before and after lunch or dinner. Therefore, structured independent monitoring of blood glucose (PGDM) and a good glucometer is needed because it can provide information about the variability of daily blood glucose levels for diabetics.
PGDM is a periodic blood glucose check which is carried out using a glucometer by diabetics themselves or their families.