Type of Submission



Type 2 diabetes, treatment of diabetes

Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Alumni Hall


Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 5:00 PM



BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to diabetes treatments can result in serious health problems such as nerve damage, blindness, and skin ulcerations. Previous studies suggest that non-adherence rate is between 25-30 percent depending on the treatment. Studies have not evaluated the impact that pharmacists have in improving adherence to diabetes management. This study aimed to assess patient compliance with and obstacles to medication administration, as well as determine possible steps pharmacists can take to Increase rates. METHODS: An electronic survey was created to assess the adherence tendencies of respondents with Type 2 Diabetes. The survey was sent by email to the faculty, staff, and students of Cedarville University and 28 responses were received. RESULTS: This study showed that 75 percent of respondents did not completely adhere to their treatment program. The main reasons for noncompliance were forgetfulness, busyness, and cost of medication. CONCLUSION: Most respondents reported that they had not been counseled by their pharmacist on how to properly take their medication. Based on the results, pharmacists should place greater importance on counseling.

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Apr 10th, 1:00 PM Apr 10th, 5:00 PM

Adherence to Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Cedarville, OH


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