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Researchers from the National Centre

for Drug Adherence Testing (NCAT)

at Leicester's Hospitals, together with

colleagues at the University of Leicester,

took urine samples from 228 patients

taken at their annual diabetes review.

The urine samples were screened for 60

different medicines used to treat type 2

diabetes, heart conditions and high blood

pressure (hypertension). They found

that 28% of this group had either taken

none, or only some, of their prescribed

medicines.

Dr Prashanth Patel, a consultant

and co-director of NCAT at Leicester's

Hospitals, and study co-author, says,

"These findings had a knock-on effect,

as those who had not been taking

their prescription drugs regularly had

significantly higher blood sugar levels

compared with those who had been.

We also found they were more prone to

higher levels of microalbumin, a marker

that the kidneys may not be healthy, as

well as higher blood pressure and more

fat levels in the blood, otherwise known

as the lipid profile."

Professor Kamlesh Khunti, who is

Professor of Primary Care Diabetes

and Vascular Medicine at the University

of Leicester and a Co-Director at the

Leicester Diabetes Centre, adds, "It

is difficult to diagnose non-adherence

reliably through conversation alone.

Many patients may not want to admit

that they forget to take their medication,

or for whatever reason choose not to,

but it is important doctors have the full

picture. Our study shows that a routine

urine sample can be used to detect the

person's approach to their medication.

This test could help initiate a discussion

about the reasons for non-adherence and

ways to overcome them."

The study was published in Diabetes

Care.

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BURTON

The Burton Diabetes UK Group are once

again holding their Annual Public Event

and the topic this year is: Diabetes - I'm

in Charge! Speakers include Dr Ruth

Chambers, OBE, who is an honorary

professor at Keele University, and visiting

professor at Staffordshire University as

well as being Staffordshire's clinical lead

for technology-enabled care services

programme. She is joined by British

Paralympic swimmer Jonathan Fox,

MBE, who won gold at the London 2012

Paralympics but was diagnosed with Type

1 diabetes in 2018. In addition, there will

be an Expert Patient Panel and some

chair-based exercise, too, along with a

small exhibition. The free event takes place

18 June, 5.30-9pm at the Burton Albion

Pirelli Stadium, Burton on Trent.

DiabetesUK/Burton

INPUT is a charity with a mission to improve access to

diabetes tech such as insulin pumps, flash and continuous

glucose monitoring, as well as to structured education.

www.inputdiabetes.org.uk

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