What is it about?
Therapy adherence to blood glucose lowering agents, antihypertensive drugs, and lipid-lowering drugs was determined using an innovative technique known as liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, which detects the presence of medication in a patient’s urine
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Why is it important?
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent illnesses in the Netherlands. Over a million Dutch people suffer from Type 2 diabetes, a disease often diagnosed in older age and is often complicated by cardiovascular disorders. Adherence to the medication is of great importance in preventing these disorders, as is maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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This page is a summary of: Biochemical Urine Testing of Medication Adherence and Its Association With Clinical Markers in an Outpatient Population of Type 2 Diabetes Patients: Analysis in the DIAbetes and LifEstyle Cohort Twente (DIALECT), Diabetes Care, April 2021, American Diabetes Association, DOI: 10.2337/dc20-2533.
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