Knowledge and awarness on diabetic ketoacidosis among dental students

Palak Mayur Shah., Ashish R. Jain and Dhanraj

The main objective of this present study was taken to determine the knowledge and awareness on diabetic Ketoacidosis among the dental students. This study was a cross-sectional Questionnaire based observational study conducted among dental students from various universities in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It was carried out in December 2016. Study instrument was a self developed, pre-validated, semi-structured questionnaire which consisted of 10 questions and distributed among participants which had both undergraduates and postgraduates, 101 in number between the among group of 18-45. From the study it was concluded that not many students were aware of the basic knowledge regarding diabetes Ketoacidosis, its clinical features and management and they were not able to answer most of the questions. This concludes that more awareness camps were required to spread awareness about Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

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