OVERVIEW OF GLYCEMIC CONTROL, KNOWLEDGE, AWARENESS AND ATTITUDE AMONG TYPE-2 DIABETES MALE PATIENTS
Department of clinical Pharmacy, King Khalid University. Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Department of Pharmacy, Annamalai University, Annamali Nagar, Chidambaram, India.
Keywords: Type-2 diabetes, Glycemic control, Knowledge, Awareness, and Attitude
Background: Knowledge, awareness is the greatest weapon in the fight against diabetes mellitus. It can help the people understand the risk of diabetes, motivate them to seek proper treatment and care, and prepare them to keep the disease under control.
Objective: To assess the overview about glycemic control knowledge, attitude and awareness among the T2 DM male patients towards Diabetes.
Methods: Single center cross sectional, retrospective cum prospective study conducted at Aseer diabetic center, Abha, from July, 2012 to October 2013 to assess the glycemic control knowledge, attitude and awareness.
Results: In this current study only 15.12% of patients and had awareness about their type of DM, and 35.12% of patients had knowledge about DM. As a the therapeutic outcome the patients had an average HbA1c value of 9.17(±1.68) % and BMI of 28.52(±5.00) kg/m2.
Conclusion: Present study outcomes indicate that the improvement in diabetic patients knowledge, awareness and attitude about the disease can do productive changes in the gylcemic control.
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