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Table 4 Survey results of questions about knowledge on how to adjust medication in various situations which require adjustment of medication

From: Type 2 diabetes patients’ views on prevention of hypoglycaemia – a mixed methods study investigating self-management issues and self-identified causes of hypoglycaemia

  Yes I know how to do that Yes, but I do not know how to do that No, I do not know how to do that No, I am not allowed to do so by my HCP No that is not necessary
I adjust my medication when I exercise more than usual (n = 80), (%) 25.0 2.5 5.0 5.0 62.5
I adjust my medication when I exercise less than usual (n = 80), (%) 21.3 1.3 5.0 5.0 67.5
I adjust my medication when I eat more than usual(n = 82), (%) 34.2 1.2 4.9 9.8 50.0
I adjust my medication when I eat less than usual (n = 82), (%) 30.5 0.0 4.9 8.5 56.1
I adjust my medication based on measured glucose levels (n = 78), (%) 35.9 5.1 3.9 18.0 37.2
I adjust my medication when I am ill (n = 79), (%) 24.1 0.0 12.7 3.8 59.5
I adjust my medication when I am on a diet (n = 35), (%) 40.0 0.0 14.3 11.4 34.3
  1. HCP Health care provider
  2. In one or more of the situation described in the table, 22% did not know how to adjust their medication, 16% did not know how to adjust their medication in one or more of these situations and 6% did adjust their medication although they did not know how