Adherence to clinical practice guidelines and outcomes in diabetic patients


To examine the level of adherence to clinical practice guidelines and its relationship to outcomes in patients with diabetes.


Retrospective cohort study


Testing rates for blood pressure, eye examination, HbA1c, renal function and lipid profiles were 93.9%, 32.8%, 84.9%, 33.5% and 45.9%, respectively. The adherence to recommendations was unsatisfactory.

Glycemic control among primary care patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Gaza Strip, Palestine


to assess the level of good glycemic control, to determine association between adherence to antidiabetic medications and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and to examine factors

influencing good glycemic control.

A cross-sectional design was employed among 369 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)

Gaza Strip, Palestine

Mean of HbA1c was 8.97 (2.02) and one fifth of patients had good glycemic control (HbA1c ≤ 7%). Factors associated with good glycemic control were: older age, high medication adherence and better health literacy