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Diabetes medication adherence linked to financial concerns

Researchers analyzed data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey and found that 16.3% of adults ages 45 to 64 with diabetes who received medication prescriptions were significantly more likely to delay filling prescriptions, 14.4% were more likely to take less medication and 13.2% were more likely to skip doses to save money, compared with those without diabetes. The findings in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report revealed that 6.8% of diabetes patients ages 65 or older reduced or delayed medication, compared with 4.7% of those without the condition.

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