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Why don't people take medications as prescribed? with guests Paula Trief, PhD, and Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD, on Upstate's "The Informed Patient" podcast

Study of youths with diabetes shows poor adherence

Young adults with Type 2 diabetes aren't taking the pills they were prescribed for high blood pressure and cholesterol. This can lead to worsening health and serious problems as they age. Explaining this lack of medical adherence are Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD, and Paula Trief, PhD, who recently published a study on the topic. Weinstock is medical director of the Clinical Research Unit and the Joslin Diabetes Center at Upstate, and Trief is a professor of psychiatry and medicine at Upstate. Both are SUNY distinguished service professors.