Why do patients intentionally skip insulin injections?

In a 2010 study, 57% of patients skipped injections they knew they should take. Both type 1 and type 2 patients skipped insulin doses, but for very different reasons.

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Burdens of insulin therapy: physicians and patients agree

In a 2012 study, physicians and patients agreed that a more flexible dosing solution with fewer insulin injections may result in greater treatment satisfaction for everyone.

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Given the choice, over 75% of patients would stop taking their insulin injections

In a 2015 study of patients with type 2 diabetes, negative beliefs about insulin therapy affected adherence and persistence regardless of their injection regimen.

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