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57% of diabetics occasionally skip insulin shots on purpose
USA Today - Mary Brophy Marcus

It’s fairly common for people with diabetes to skip insulin shots, new research suggests. More than half of those with the disease who take insulin — which helps lower blood glucose levels — say they have intentionally omitted shots, a study published this week in Diabetes Care says. “Skipping insulin shots is more common than many people thought,” says medical sociologist and lead study author Mark Peyrot of Loyola University Maryland and Johns Hopkins.