Blood Glucose Testing in Dental Practice
This study used several data forms. The first one was the "Screening and Testing" form, which provided patient information and risk for diabetes mellitus.
If the patient qualified and agreed, this form also collected the glucose test result. Another form was a questionnaire answered by the patient.
Participants received a Physician Referral Letter and an information brochure about diabetes from the American Diabetes Association.
We also used a questionnaire completed by the practice's dentist and staff ; it provided insights regarding the feasibility of and possible barriers to glucose testing in dental practice. Each Regional Coordinator also conducted an end-of-study interview of the participating practitioners. Finally, we used a "Consecutive Patient Log" and a "Master Participant List".