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Feb. 29, 2020

Feb 29, 2020
 

Today I had a webinar with our interns on diabetes medications, insulin and adherence. Most of the program was on how to make the patient feel like they were part of the solution and take ownership. Like most new medical professionals, they felt that patients would do what was right without question, and have no reason to question why we have them do things.

We spent considerable time talking about medication choices and why patient buy-in was so important for success. We looked at why certain people do better on certain regimens, and why finding the right combination of meds is about more than just what will work, but we also have to take into account what patients will have to do once they start.

One of our former interns, Jordan Boyd, PharmD. Candidate of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University School of Pharmacy, recently found a great article on how medication regimens affect adherence; I am sharing this with you as I did the interns.

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief