Frequency of Control of Blood Glucose in Patients with
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus at Tertiary Medical Care UnitMumtaz Ali Shaikh, Khalid Shaikh, Muzaffar Shaikh, Dur-e-Yakta, Dargahi Shaikh
and Rafi Ahmed Ghori.
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OBJECTIVES: Diabetes mellitus is a medical disorder characterized by varying or persistent
hyperglycemia resulting from the defective secretion or action of the insulin. As the serious
complications of diabetes mellitus are associated with control and duration of the disease, so
this study was planned to observe the frequency of control of blood glucose in patients with
DESIGN: A descriptive study
SETTING: This study was designed at Mohammad Medical College Mirpurkhas Sind. Patients
were collected in months of Jan-Mar 2008 in a weekly blood sugar camp arranged at MMC hospital.
METHODS: Five hundred diagnosed patients of Type 2 diabetes mellitus were included in this
study. Their parameters were recorded in detail on pre-designed proforma. Control of blood
sugar was evaluated by fasting blood sugar, 2 hours postprandial blood sugar, urine detailed
report and hemoglobin A1C.
RESULTS: Majority of patients had unacceptable control of diabetes mellitus. Three hundred
and sixty-six (73.2%) patients had poor control of blood glucose, while only 134(26.8%) patients
had acceptable control of blood glucose.
CONCLUSION: This study proved that control of blood glucose remained poor, i.e. 73.2% patients
remained uncontrolled even after attempts to treat the disease; it shows that because of
this poor control of blood glucose huge number of patients in future will land up with serious
complications. Huge number (93.2%) patients had no knowledge about the disease.