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Abstract

Optimal glycaemic control is enhanced through medication adherence, leading to better short and long prognosis, we aimed to study the adherence levels for patients with diabetes to their medications. Medication adherence was assessed using the Morisky score for adherence to medication, participants Patients aged ≥18 years with diabetes who visited the Center once or more during a three-month period. Fasting plasma glucose was 192 ± 84.4 mg/dL at baseline and 149 ± 56.1 mg/dl after three months, and the HbA1c was 9 ± 2.2% at baseline and 8.4 ± 2% after three months. Medication adherence was: high (34.4%), medium (42.5%), and low (23.1%), age are significantly associated with medication adherence. Medication adherence was high in 34.4%, medium in 42.5%, and low in 23.1%, indicating that most of the patient have adequate medication adherence to diabetic therapy, an age of the patients appear to the only factor associated with adherence.

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Diabetes Medication adherence Glycaemic control

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Saba Hamid, Hayder B Sahib, Hayder A. Fawzi, & Ali Y. Nori. (2018). Medication adherence and glycemic control in newly diagnosed diabetic patients. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9(3). Retrieved from https://pharmascope.org/ijrps/article/view/321