Awareness About Diabetes in Diabetic Patients and General Population
Nowadays, Diabetes is a growing concern for researchers worldwide. It is a metabolic disorder characterized by high levels of Glucose and high risk of long term adverse complications. We have performed a survey based analysis in two different health groups- Diabetic and Non Diabetic to evaluate awareness amongst them. The study would help provide general awareness to both populations about the disease, its causes, treatment and complications. Thus, providing an opportunity to decrease burden at all levels of Health Care System. Research Methodology was survey based requiring acquisition of relevant data from both study groups. Therefore, a general awareness questionnaire was designed, distributed and evaluated for the basic knowledge about the disease and its complications between both – Diabetic and Non Diabetic personnel to improve self-awareness about the disease. The results show non-significant difference in knowledge of the two groups about Diabetes. The Diabetic patients were more generally aware about the disease, its types and symptoms as compared to non-diabetic group which is evident from the p value of 0.003, 0.001 and 0.006 respectively. However, Knowledge about risk factors, drug and dietary control and complications presented less significant output.