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Category: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Poor Medication Adherence in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

 

Nearly one-third of patients with type 2 diabetes may not be taking their medications correctly, according to a new screening approach conducted by the National Centre for Drug Adherence Testing (NCAT) at Leicester’s Hospitals. Researchers from NCAT – the first and largest adherence testing center in the world – along with their colleagues from the University of Leicester have begun evaluating patients to better understand their approach to medicines and get an accurate measure of medication adherence.

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Early Onset Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk for CVD

As rates of obesity have steadily climbed over the past 40 years, more adolescents and young adults are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than ever before. Between 2002 and 2012 alone, the incidence of type 2 diabetes in youth grew by nearly 5%. As early onset has been directly linked to poorer outcomes, young adults diagnosed with diabetes face higher risks for long-term complications.

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