Diabetics lack discipline with insulin schedule
More than one in three diabetes patients skip doses or fail to take their insulin as prescribed, researchers have found.
The study, conducted in eight countries among almost 3, 000 respondents, goes on to warn that the patients stated that they had failed to take their insulin as prescribed or missed doses on average three times in the past month. But it adds that just over three quarters of physicians estimated that in reality the number of missed doses could be as high as six a month.
The Global Attitudes of Patients and Physicians in Insulin Therapy (GAPP) was funded by Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company.