Awareness on complications of diabetes mellitus among diabetic patients in chennai

Author: 
Gokul.G

Aim: To find the awareness levels on complications of diabetes mellitus among diabetic patients in Chennai.
Objective: The patients are asked questions on their knowledge of complications of diabetes such as heart diseases, diabetic foot, kidney and neural problems, etc.
Background: Diabetes mellitus is a disease rampant in today's society due to the extravagant lifestyles and food habits followed by masses. It affects many people and is hereditary, but many people do not take any action against it due to lack of awareness on its effects and complications.This leads to heavy complications and health effects and may even lead to disability, high discomfort and sometimes death.
Result: From the data obtained, the awareness on diabetic complicationsi was found to be well (Mean %=64.25) and very low number of patients (Mean %=35.37) were found to be unaware of them. Awareness on poor wound healing (90%), diabetic foot (82%), hypertension (74%) and eye problems (73%) were higher than the others.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3146.0205