Seeing the Person, Not the Illness: Promoting Diabetes Medication Adherence Through Patient-Centered Collaboration
IN BRIEF Nonadherence to diabetes medications is a primary contributor to health complications and avoidable hospitalizations. This article discusses the evidence for taking a person-centered (as opposed to illness-centered) approach to promoting medication adherence among diabetes patients, provides suggestions for ways in which diabetes clinicians can best promote medication adherence, and argues for needed changes in how health care systems support providers in their efforts at adherence promotion.
- © 2017 by the American Diabetes Association.
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