Awareness of diabetes mellitus among general population
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To create awareness about diabetes mellitus among general population.
To assess the level of awareness about causes, signs and symptoms, investigations, prevention, Treatment and complications of Diabetes mellitus.
Materials and Methods
A cross sectional study was conducted among 100 patients who reported to Saveetha dental college, aged between 15 to 70 years. A self administered questionnaire was used to investigate patient's awareness and knowledge of Diabetes mellitus.
Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Diabetes mellitus is a major health problem in India. There is an urgent need to educate the people about different aspects of diabetes mellitus-causes, risk factors diagnosis and treatment so that they may protect themselves from this disease. The participants of this study ranged between 15–70 years.
With the data collected 96.8% were aware of source, symptoms, complication, investigation of diabetes mellitus and remaining 3.2% were unaware about it.
Diabetes Mellitus, hyperglycemia.