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