Aneel Kumar, Zahid Ali Shaikh, Sham Lal Prithiani, Bashir Ahmed Shaikh, Imdad Ali Ansari, Iqra Hyder

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Knowledge of Hypoglycemic Symptoms and their Self-Management among patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus

Aneel Kumar, Zahid Ali Shaikh, Sham Lal Prithiani, Bashir Ahmed Shaikh, Imdad Ali Ansari, Iqra Hyder



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To determine knowledge of hypoglycaemic symptoms & their self-management among pts with type II diabetes mellitus.
Study Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional.
Place and duration of study: OPD Clinic of Department of Medicine, Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana from 23rd May 2019 to 22nd November 2019.
Methodology: One hundred and thirty five patients with type II diabetes mellitus of age 35- 60 years were selected. Patients with type I DM and neuro-psychiatric illness were excluded. The symptoms of hypoglycemia and their responses to those symptoms were recorded.
Results: The mean age of 47.07±6.04years and majority of the patients 83 (61.48%) were between 46-60 years of age. Seventy two (53.33%) were male and 63 (46.67%) were females. Mean duration of diabetes mellitus was 6.90±3.86 years. Adequate knowledge of hypoglycemic symptoms and their self-management among patients with type II diabetes mellitus was found in 62 (56.9%) patients.
Conclusion: Hypoglycemic patients are significantly unaware of their condition and have a very low knowledge about hypoglycemia and its self-management.
Keywords: Type II diabetes, Hypoglycemic symptoms, Knowledge



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