Poor Medication Adherence in Type 2 Diabetes

Nearly one-half of patients with type 2 diabetes have inadequate glycemic control, and one of the top contributing factors is poor medication adherence. Non-adherence is also linked to increased morbidity and mortality, and greater costs of outpatient care, emergency department visits, hospitalization, and managing complications of diabetes. Specific obstacles to medication adherence in type 2 diabetes need to be better identified, and strategies aimed at poor adherence should focus on relieving medication burden and addressing negative medication beliefs of patients. Behavioral innovations and new methods and modes of drug delivery are needed to help resolve these issues.
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