The present study is the one of the systematic study showing the significant correlation between knowledge about diabetes, adherence to drug therapy, better diabetic control and less incidence of diabetes related complications.The main objective of this study was to evaluate the association of diabetes knowledge and medication adherence with glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes. The results revealed that glycemic control was associated with both variables. Study revealed that knowledge and adherence are among the modifiable factors that are associated with better glycemic control. Patients with higher knowledge showed better medication adherence and better glycemic control.The findings from this study suggest that there is a need of educating patients about diabetes for better adherence to drug therapy and better glycemic control. In addition to other factors affecting medication adherence and glycemic control, healthcare providers play a key role in creating awareness about the low adherence and mortality in the community. (AmrutaSumedhMandpe*, Vijaya A Pandit, Jayshree S Dawane and Hardik R Patel,Correlation of Disease Knowledge with Adherence to Drug Therapy, Blood Sugar Levels and Complications Associated with Disease among Type 2 Diabetic Patients)
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