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Morehouse School of Medicine
National Center for Primary Care (NCPC)
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Health Equity Implications of Insulin Non-Adherence among
Diabetic Patients
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:00PM EST
Studies continue to report poorer glycemic control, and a higher incidence of diabetes related complications among African Americans and Hispanic Americans as compared with non-Hispanic Caucasians with Type 2 Diabetes. Despite the disproportionately high rates of diabetes among ethnic minorities, it has been reported that insulin adherence is approximately 5% within these populations.

Non-adherence to insulin is a critical issue commonly associated with sub-optimal health and impedes the advancements essential to improved health outcomes. This webinar will examine how on an average, one-third to one-half of the patients for whom appropriate therapies are prescribed do not receive the full benefit from the prescribed therapeutic regimen because of inadequate adherence. Our experts will explore how non-adherence is especially high among patients with chronic diseases (including diabetes mellitus) that typically require long-term and sometimes complex treatment regimen to control symptoms and prevent complications.


Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the incidence and prevalence of medication non-adherence among ethnic minority patients with diabetes.
 
2. Evaluate the social determinants of health, which impact medication adherence.
 
3. Analyze attitudinal barriers of clinicians and patients regarding insulin prescribing and therapy adherence.
Webinar Panelist:

 
Christopher S. Holaway, PharmD
Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice

Morehouse School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
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