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Table 3 Perceived Barriers influencing adherence to the recommended diet

From: Level of adherence to dietary recommendations and barriers among type 2 diabetic patients: a cross-sectional study in an Ethiopian hospital

Barriers %
Lack of knowledge/lack of diet education 87
Unable to afford Cost of the recommended diet 78
Don’t believe diet can control blood glucose 67
Lack of Appetite for recommended diet 17
Unable to remember the recommended diet 57
It takes too long to cook recommended diet 21
The difficulty of adhering to the recommended diet during social or work events 39
Stress 46
Other 12
  1. NB: more than one answer is possible for the above questions