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title:A Study on Impact of Education on diabetic control and complications

Author:Koelina Sil, Binod Kumar Das, Souren Pal, Lopamudra Mandal

Keywords:Type 2 diabetes mellitus, education level, diabetes control, complications

Type:Original Article

Abstract:"Objective: To study the impact of educational level on the control of type 2 diabetes mellitus and subsequent development of its complications. Methods: Epidemiological Cross-sectional study conducted with 200 patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The data were obtained from patients attending a Tertiary care hospital in Eastern India. Results: Glycemic control is better in more educated persons and level of education has an inverse relationship to the complication score.Percentage of patients with complication score more than 10 gradually decreases as the literacy level increases from 5th standard class onwards. Conclusion: Our study thus showed a positive impact of education on diabetes control and an inverse relationship with development of complications i.e. the more the education, the less the Diabetic complications. "

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