Study: Many diabetics stop treatments due to discomfort

10/1/2007 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Many diabetes patients prefer to stop taking their prescribed medications thinking that the complications of their drugs outweigh their benefits, researchers report. Approximately 10% to 18% of patients in the study said they were willing to die sooner if they could stop their medications, with many diabetics citing the inconvenience and discomfort of their treatments, especially multiple daily insulin injections.

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