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Type 2 diabetes affects 2.9 million people in the UK. Tablet medications which are taken to reduce risks of complications are effective if taken as intended but concerns about medicines and difficulties with taking them regularly are common.  Between a third and half of the medicines used to treat this condition are not taken as prescribed.

There is some evidence that receiving brief text messages can help people to take their medications as prescribed and to manage their health condition. However, more research is needed to develop such messages, embed them in health care delivery systems, and test whether they work when used at a wide scale.

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