The Global Attitudes of Patients and Physicians in Insulin Therapy (GAPP) survey included more than 2,700 patients and physicians in 8 countries.
According to the results, more than one in three patients with diabetes miss an insulin dose or do not adhere to their prescribed insulin regimen.
Patients revealed that missed insulin doses were most frequently due to a daily schedule change, a busy schedule, fear of low blood sugar and forgetfulness.
More than half of the physicians queried said their patients find it hard to comply with their regimens — in particular managing the number of injections and the strict time constraints of insulin regimens.
The study was presented at the 46th Annual European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting and the full article is here .