Journal article

Prospective memory slips are associated with forgetting to take glucose-lowering therapies among adults with diabetes: results from the second Diabetes MILES - Australia (MILES-2) survey

S Trawley, S Baptista, F Pouwer, J Speight

Diabetic Medicine | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIMS: Prospective memory has been long considered a fundamental cognitive ability for optimal medication taking, but the role of prospective memory errors (termed 'slips') in diabetes self-care is unclear. Our aim was to examine associations between prospective memory and medication taking in adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Some 901 adults with Type 1 diabetes and 927 with Type 2 diabetes completed a cross-sectional survey focused on the psychological and behavioural aspects of living with diabetes. Respondents reported whether they had forgotten to take their diabetes medication over the previous 14 days. RESULTS: Twenty-four per cent (n = 220) of adults with Type ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The key research personnel on this study were supported by core funding provided to The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes by Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University. Recruitment activities and the development of the study website were funded through an unrestricted educational grant (paid to The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes) from Sanofi ANZ. Sanofi ANZ was not involved in the study design, data collection or data analysis and had no input on the preparation of this manuscript.