To Assess Dietary Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Among Diabetic Patients Receiving Care at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital.

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The study to assess dietary knowledge attitudes and practices among diabetic patients was conducted at Kampala international university teaching hospital in Ishaka Bushenyi municipality, in western Uganda. Uganda is one of the 32 countries of the IDF African region. 415 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 14 million people in the AFR Region; by 2040 this figure will be more than double. [National adoption of the global monitoring framework NDCs 2015. The objectives of the study were to assess dietary knowledge, attitudes and practices among diabetic patients. 60 respondents were selected from a total the population of diabetic patients receiving care at Kampala international u university teaching hospital. During the period of data collection, primary data were collected from the respondents with the aid of a structured questionnaire and was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study revealed that more than half of o53.3% of the respondents were female, this is because women consult doctors more frequently on average than men, it is commonly assumed that they consult more for all symptoms and conditions. The level of literacy was about 66.6% at the post-primary level. More than half of 66.6% did not have knowledge about bitter food substances in the management of diabetes, only 46.6% of diabetic patients avoided too many carbohydrates while 60% limited their too much sugar intake. Interestingly, the more rigid eating practices such as eliminating sugar, limiting carbohydrates and decreasing dietary fats play important role in diabetic management.66.6% had a negative attitude toward the diabetic diet they believe it is a burden to them. 60% believe that all levels of the economic class could afford a diabetic diet,60% are responsible for their choice of diet 29% doctors recommend and 18% said their family responsibility … furthermore the study stressed that 46.6% had good practice of eating smoked meat regularly, 40% practised eating green vegetables daily. .33.3%used to eat snacks once a day.20%twice and 46.6%could not eat snacks which were not a good practice.53.3%could eat fruits once a day, 26.6%twice and 6.6%on every meal still practice not satisfactory .46.6%could ate eat green vegetables weekly, 40%daily 13.3% monthly. For healthy food, fruits were consumed on daily basis while green vegetables were less consumed.

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APA

Frontiers, E. & ALLON, N (2022). To Assess Dietary Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Among Diabetic Patients Receiving Care at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/to-assess-dietary-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-diabetic-patients-receiving-care-at-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital

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Frontiers, Edu, and NIRINGYIYIMAANA ALLON "To Assess Dietary Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Among Diabetic Patients Receiving Care at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital." Afribary. Afribary, 21 Jun. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/to-assess-dietary-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-diabetic-patients-receiving-care-at-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital. Accessed 03 Jul. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and NIRINGYIYIMAANA ALLON . "To Assess Dietary Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Among Diabetic Patients Receiving Care at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital.". Afribary, Afribary, 21 Jun. 2022. Web. 03 Jul. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/to-assess-dietary-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-diabetic-patients-receiving-care-at-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital >.

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Frontiers, Edu and ALLON, NIRINGYIYIMAANA . "To Assess Dietary Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Among Diabetic Patients Receiving Care at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital." Afribary (2022). Accessed July 03, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/to-assess-dietary-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-diabetic-patients-receiving-care-at-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital