Diabetes has become the most common non-communicable disease, with a continuing rise due to lifestyle habits and risk factors (Bonger, Shiferaw, & Tariku, 2018). To prevent life-threatening complications and reduce the burden of healthcare costs, new interventions are needed to improve medication adherence in the diabetic population. With the increasing use of technology in daily life, electronic interventions can be used to benefit the health status of an individual and improve adherence in a vulnerable population. This paper uses evidence-based research to explore the reasons why patients are nonadherent to their medications and discuss interventions in nursing practice to improve adherence rates and provide patient education outside of a clinical setting.

Semester/Year of Award

Fall 2019


Catherine L. Edwards

Mentor Professional Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

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Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing