An assessment of the level of diabetic patients’ knowledge of diabetes mellitus, its complications and management in Durban, South Africa

@inproceedings{Mashige2008AnAO,
  title={An assessment of the level of diabetic patients’ knowledge of diabetes mellitus, its complications and management in Durban, South Africa},
  author={Khathutshelo Percy Mashige and A. Notshweleka and Sp Moodley and F. H. Rahmtoola and Saba B. Sayed and Smitha Singh and Z. Sardiwalla},
  year={2008}
}
Epidemiological data shows that Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in South Africa is increasing with changes in lifestyles and ageing of the population. Early diagnosis and management of DM is an important factor for limiting visual and physical complications of the disease. The purpose of this study was to establish the level of knowledge about DM, its ocular complications and management protocol amongst diabetic patients. A questionnaire was provided to a total of 106 diabetic patients attending the… CONTINUE READING

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