Healthcasts Addresses Physician Concerns over Patient Non-adherence in Diabetes Treatment

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Data Revealed from Diabetes Study of Healthcasts Physician-members and Their Patients

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Healthcasts, a leading provider of physician education, released data from a study combining feedback from primary care physicians, endocrinologists, and diabetes patients, on the issues affecting current diabetes outcomes.

Physicians reported that patient adherence continues to be the single biggest challenge toward improving outcomes in diabetic patients.

While 83% of diabetes patients surveyed said they immediately fill their diabetes prescriptions, only 63% were completely adherent with their doctor’s recommendations at all times. Regarding treatment changes, 34% said that their doctor has changed their medication due to progression of their diabetes and only 38% of patients reported no change to their prescribed medication over the course of their treatment.

Although there are numerous attempts to address adherence in the marketplace digitally, Healthcasts' research indicates that only 6% of diabetic patients currently use a digital or online resource to track their condition, while the majority (62%) of patients use paper or a journal, and 35% said they use a glucose meter.

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Since its inception in 2001, Healthcasts has become the leading educational resource for physicians. Healthcasts is an exclusive network of over 105,000 verified practicing physicians that spans 30 clinical specialty areas. Through member feedback, Healthcasts delivers highlights from more than 50 medical conferences, research insights from Key Opinion Leaders, and CME programming through partnerships with leading educational institutions. Healthcasts programming is available digitally on-demand on all devices.

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