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Research examines medication adherence among diabetes patients

A study in Diabetes Care showed that 28.1% of patients with type 2 diabetes were nonadherent to antidiabetes, lipid-lowering and/or antihypertensive medications, with the highest nonadherence seen for statins and lowest for oral hypoglycemic drugs. UK researchers analyzed urine samples from 228 patients and found that nonadherent patients had significantly higher A1C levels, lipid profiles and albumin-to-creatinine ratios than those who were adherent to their treatment.

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