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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

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Dr. Thomas Colletti

Abstract

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common chronic disease processes that is seen and treated in both primary and urgent care. When they are numerous approaches to treating diabetes the question arises, do patients understand this disease process and why they are being treated? As an urgent care provider, I have found that patients are not adherent to medication use secondary to the lack of knowledge and understanding of the disease process. As such type 2 diabetes is a challenging disease process to tackle 1. It is complex and requires constant medical care and most importantly patient self-management to overall reduce the possible long term complications. 1,2 This article a peer-review of a number of studies that documented of patient educational programs and clinical outcomes.

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