Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a pharmacist-led education programme on knowledge, adherence, and glycaemic control of type 2 diabetic outpatients. Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted among adult type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) outpatients. The pharmacist-led education programme was delivered to patients and their family members. Patient knowledge and adherence were assessed using questionnaires. Plasma glucose levels were also monitored during the study. Results: 26 patients completed the study (median (IQR) age 61.5 (58.3 – 65.0) years, female 57.7%, median (IQR) duration of DM 5.0 (3.0 – 15.0) years). At the end of study, the education programme improved patient’s knowledge by 19.2% (p = 0.409) and medication adherence by 46.1% (p = 0.002). Glycaemic control in fasting plasma and postprandial glucose levels were achieved in 19.2% and 23.1% of patients, respectively. Conclusion: An education programme led by pharmacists may improve diabetic outpatient’s knowledge, adherence to therapy, and glycaemic control.
- Blood glucose
- Medication therapy management