Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of Type-2 Diabetics about Hypoglycemia in Laeeque Rafiq Hospital, Multan, Pakistan

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B. AFZAL
A. ROBERTS
S. AFZAL
M. M. IQBAL

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Prevention of hypoglycemia plays a vital role in managing diabetes. Patients’ knowledge, perception and attitudes have significant effect upon self-management of diabetes. The current study is designed to explore the knowledge, perceptions, attitude and mythologies of type 2 diabetes patients in primary health care of South Punjab in Pakistan. It is a cross sectional study conducted at Laeeque Rafiq Hospital Multan. Patients’ knowledge, perceptions and mythologies and attitude were explored using a pre-structured, interviewer-administered questionnaire. The results of the study suggest that healthcare professionals should provide more education to patients for self-management of hypoglycemic conditions. There is an urgent need for synchronized educational programs with a priority to emphasize on poorer, rural and less educated population.

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