Living with Diabetes
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Sometimes lifestyle measures aren’t enoughWhen you were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your doctor will have given you some important advice. As part of this advice, they will have asked you to:1
But if you’ve been asked to take antidiabetic medication, it means that these changes weren’t enough - and the is completely normal! Millions of diabetics all around the world are asked to take medication.
Adherence to treatment is not strong enough...
Many patients struggle to take their medication2
Of new prescriptions are never even filled at the pharmacy2
...but it’s very important that you take it
Of TREATMENT FAILURES are caused by patients not taking their medication2
Here are some tips and tricks that can help!
Pair it up
You always remember to brush your teeth! Get into the habit of taking your pills straight after and you’ll rarely forget them again.*
Set an alarm
Set an alarm on your phone to remind you when to take your medication.
Put sticky notes everywhere
That way, you’ll be reminded to take your medication next time you reach for a healthy snack.
Use a pill box
It’s a great way to make sure you take the right medication on the right day.
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*However, please follow your doctor's advice if they ask you to take your medication at a specific time of a day