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J Ren Endocrinol. 2016;2: e01.
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Epidemiology and Prevention

The awareness levels, attitude and perception of people about diabetes

Chaudhary Muhamamd Juniad Nazar 1*, Armughan Ahmed 2, Muhammad Hammad Akhtar 2, Nadia Kareem 3

1 Department of Nephrology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2 Department of Nephrology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Pakistan.
3 Department of Community Medicine, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Pakistan.
*Corresponding Author: *Corresponding author: Chaudhary Muhamamd Juniad Nazar, , Email: dr.cmjnazar@live.co.uk

Please cite this paper as: Nazar CMJ, Ahmed A, Akhtar MH, Kareem N. The awareness levels, attitude and perception of people aboutdiabetes. J Renal Endocrinol. 2016;2:e01.

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education

The British South-Asian people show poor level of knowledge in diabetes and have been discouraged to join educational sessions. Mild and severe hypoglycemia were seen less frequently in insulin-treated type 2 diabetes than have been reported previously in type 1 diabetes, the risk of hypoglycemia had positive relation with duration of diabetes and insulin therapy. Although impaired awareness of hypoglycemia was uncommon, it was associated with a higher incidence of severe hypoglycemia.


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