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Table 1 Themes and key questions serving as guidance during data collection

From: ‘I try not to bother the residents too much’ – the use of capillary blood glucose measurements in nursing homes

Reasons for CBGM
  Nurses
Tell us about what triggered measurement the last time you performed CBGM.
  Physicians
Tell us about your approach for deciding if and when a resident with diabetes should receive CBGM
Quality, documentation and communication of CBGM readings
  Nurses/Physicians
Please describe what happens with the CBGM readings at your place of work
Acute events
  Nurses
Tell us about an episode where you experienced either a high or a low blood glucose reading in a resident with diabetes.
  Physicians
Tell us about an episode where you experienced or were called upon for either a high or a low blood glucose reading in a resident with diabetes.
Education and training
  Nurses
Tell us about the training you have received on diabetes care and CBGM.
  Physicians
Please describe what type of training or education initiatives that exist/are given at your place of work on diabetes care and CBGM.
  1. In this table “Nurses” refer to both registered nurses and auxiliary nurses; the key questions were identical for these two professional groups
  2. CBGM = capillary blood glucose measurements