Some diabetics would risk health to avoid shots

Some people with type 2 diabetes avoid insulin shots at the expense of their health, the results of a new survey suggests.

Among nearly 1,000 Canadians with type 2 diabetes researchers surveyed, many said that avoiding insulin shots was just as important to them as improving their blood sugar control. It was diabetics who were not yet on insulin, in particular, who felt this way — a concerning finding, the researchers say, since these individuals may consequently put off needed insulin therapy.

The findings are published in the September issue of the journal Diabetes Care. For the study, Dr. A. Brett Hauber, of the Research Triangle Institute in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and his colleagues surveyed 936 adults with type 2 diabetes, the majority of whom were not on insulin.

Lees verder bij Reuters

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