PREVALENCE OF DIABETES AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL

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ABSTRACT

Background

Diabetes Mellitus affects more than 30 million people worldwide. It is said to be the fourth or

fifth leading cause of death in most developed countries, newly industrialized nations and is

epidemic in many developing countries. The objective of the study was to determine the

prevalence risk factors and complication among patients with diabetes mellitus seen in medical

ward and outpatient department at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital

Methodology

A cross sectional study descriptive in nature was employed. A cluster sampling method was used

to select participants into the study. A total of 30 patients were interviewed using a structured

self administered questionnaire and data from the Hospital records.

Results

Results obtained showed the prevalence of DM is higher in people 40 years of age and above

compared with its prevalence in people below 40years of age. Obesity and overweight are threats

to health of majority of people especially women and they are more affected than their men.

Type II diabetes mellitus is more common among patients than type I. Hypertension is more

common among patients with diabetes mellitus than other complications

It was concluded that government and other health agencies should make health policy to include

non-communicable diseases among the priority diseases in Uganda.

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APA

Research, S. (2022). PREVALENCE OF DIABETES AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-diabetes-among-patients-attending-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital-2

MLA 8th

Research, SSA "PREVALENCE OF DIABETES AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-diabetes-among-patients-attending-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital-2. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

MLA7

Research, SSA . "PREVALENCE OF DIABETES AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Aug. 2022. Web. 26 Nov. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-diabetes-among-patients-attending-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital-2 >.

Chicago

Research, SSA . "PREVALENCE OF DIABETES AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL" Afribary (2022). Accessed November 26, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-diabetes-among-patients-attending-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital-2