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Table 3 Comparison of clinical and biochemical parameters in persons who adhered and those that did not adhere to prescribed insulin regimens

From: Insulin use, prescription patterns, regimens and costs.-a narrative from a developing country

Variable Insulin adherence Insulin non adherence p
Mean Hba1c (%) 8.6 (2.5) 10.1 (2.5) 0.008
Fasting plasma glucose (mg%) 165.5 (83.5) 205.6 (89.8) 0.02
Previous DM hospitalization 83 (68%) 18 (48.6%) 0.03
Gainfully employed 63 (52%) 22 (60%) 0.4
Family hx of DM 67 (55%) 22 (60%) 0.5
Self insulin injection 118 (96%) 32 (87%) 0.03
Self glucose monitoring 72 (59%) 18 (49%) 0.2