GLYCEMIC STATUS, INCOME, SELF-MONITORING, COMPLIANCE, EDUCATION AND PATTERN OF PHARMACOTHERAPY IN 100 PATIENTS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS

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M. Abdul Mabood Khalil
Wazir Muhammad
Sher Rehman
Amer Azhar
Farid Ullah Shah
Shahzad Hussain
Shahzad Haider
Rafi Ullah
Inam Ullah

Abstract

Objective: To assess the glycemic status, income, self-monitoring, compliance, education and pattern of

pharmacotherapy in 100 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.

Material and Methods: This descriptive observational study was carried out at Medical A Unit, Khyber

Teaching Hospital Peshawar. A total of 100 type 2 diabetic patients were included through non-probability

sampling. Glycosylated hemoglobin of each patient was determined and questions were asked about

income, self-monitoring of glycemic status, education and compliance of the patients.

Results: Majority of the patients (78%) had poorly controlled diabetic mellitus. Most of the patients

(42%) were poor and their monthly income was less than 5000 rupees. Only 57% of the patients monitored

their blood sugar once a month. No patient was using glycosylated hemoglobin for assessment of his or

her glycemic status. Majority of the patients (82%) were illiterate. Oral hypoglycemic agents were used by

81% of the patients.

Conclusion: Most of the patients had poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. Majority of the patients were

poor and illiterate and there was poor self-monitoring. Most of the patients were using oral hypoglycemic

drugs.

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Khalil MAM, Muhammad W, Rehman S, Azhar A, Shah FU, Hussain S, Haider S, Ullah R, Ullah I. GLYCEMIC STATUS, INCOME, SELF-MONITORING, COMPLIANCE, EDUCATION AND PATTERN OF PHARMACOTHERAPY IN 100 PATIENTS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 12 [cited 2024 Apr. 13];21(3). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/195
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