11. Medicine Self-Management: More than Just Taking Pills

  1. Trisha Dunning AM RN, MEd, PhD, CDE, FRCNA Professor
  1. Trisha Dunning AM

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702666.ch11

Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education

How to Cite

Dunning AM, T. (2012) Medicine Self-Management: More than Just Taking Pills, in Diabetes Education (ed T. Dunning AM), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.,, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702666.ch11

Author Information

  1. Deakin University and Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656051

Online ISBN: 9781118702666



  • Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM);
  • Diabetes educators and medicine management;
  • Glucose lowering medicines (GLM);
  • Health professionals (HPs);
  • High-risk medicines (HRM);
  • Medicine self-management;
  • Quality use of medicines (QUM);
  • Type 1 diabetes (T1DM);
  • Type 2 diabetes (T2DM);
  • United Kingdom Prospective Study (UKPDS)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Medicine Self-Management

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Therapies

  • 'Compliance': to Use or Not to Use, that is the Question

  • People with Diabetes' Perspective

  • HPs, Especially Prescribers and Educators Perspectives

  • Carers, Particularly Family Members

  • Extent of Non-Compliance

  • Is there a Relationship Between Medicine Compliance and Optimal Health Outcomes?

  • Factors that Influence Medicine Compliance

  • How is Compliance Assessed/Measured?

  • Quality Use of Medicines

  • QUM, Diabetes Educators and Medicine Management

  • Summary

  • References