Those who were more likely to stick with their injection schedule included:
- Older patients
- Disabled patients
- Those following a healthy diet
- Higher household incomes
Those who were more likely to skip an injection included:
- Type 2 diabetics
- Those with more frequent injections
- Those who found injections interfered with their daily routine or caused embarrassment.
Insulin is a vital hormone in the regulation of blood sugar levels, and the risks of diabetes are well documented and include blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, cardiovascular problems, strokes, hardening of the arteries, coronary heart disease etc.