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Background and study aims

Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar to become too high. In the UK, it affects more than 3.4 million people. It can cause serious long-term health problems. Medicines to lower blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol can stop complications developing, if taken as intended. However, people are often concerned about starting new medicines and face difficulties in taking them regularly. This study has drawn on patients’ experiences and suggestions and previous research which has shown that mobile text messages can be effective for some conditions. Based on these messages have been developed that aim to encourage and support people with type 2 diabetes in taking their medication and managing their condition. The messages were put together by health psychologists and have been reviewed by patients. The aim of this study is to test recruitment methods, feasibility of data collection and the processes of a clinical trial to follow.

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