Electronic Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Kit Study
The eOGTTK study evaluated the feasibility of using a disposable, self-administered, capillary blood sampling electronic oral glucose tolerance test kit in a community setting. The accuracy and repeatability of the glucose measurements were assessed, as well as whether participants were able to use the kit unaided, and their feelings about self-assessment.
Randomised, crossover, parallel group study in healthy volunteers and people with type 2 diabetes.
The study showed that self-administered eOGTTs using this kit could be conducted successfully by untrained individuals in a community setting. With improved device reliability and appropriate calibration, this novel technology could be used in routine practice to diagnose impaired glucose tolerance or diabetes. The published results are available here.