Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 383--386

Effect of diabetic education on the knowledge, attitude and practices of diabetic patients towards prevention of hypoglycemia


Garima Bhutani1, Sanjay Kalra2, Sonika Lamba3, Prem Kumar Verma1, Rahul Saini1, Meenakshi Grewal1 
1 Department of Pharmacology, BPS GMC for Women, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and BRIDE, Karnal, Haryana, India
3 Department of Medicine, BPS GMC for Women, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, India

Correspondence Address:
Garima Bhutani
Department of Pharmacology, BPS GMC for Women, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, H No. 517, Sector 15-A, Hisar, Haryana
India

Aims: To assess the role of diabetic education in increasing awareness about hypoglycemia and decreasing hypoglycemic symptoms in diabetics. Materials and Methods: This is a longitudinal study involving the use of a structured questionnaire for obtaining baseline information related to knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of diabetic patients regarding hypoglycemia. Then the patients were given diabetic education by the treating doctor regarding hypoglycemia, its symptoms and prevention; the effect of which was assessed by repeating the same questionnaire after a month. The occurrence of hypoglycemic symptoms was also compared before and after diabetic education. Results: There is a significant improvement in all parameters like KAP with diabetic education. The hypoglycemic episodes also decrease significantly. Conclusions: Proper diabetic education is seen to improve the knowledge and attitude of the diabetic patients toward hypoglycemia. This leads to improved practices of such patients and decrease hypoglycemic episodes in them.


How to cite this article:
Bhutani G, Kalra S, Lamba S, Verma PK, Saini R, Grewal M. Effect of diabetic education on the knowledge, attitude and practices of diabetic patients towards prevention of hypoglycemia.Indian J Endocr Metab 2015;19:383-386


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Bhutani G, Kalra S, Lamba S, Verma PK, Saini R, Grewal M. Effect of diabetic education on the knowledge, attitude and practices of diabetic patients towards prevention of hypoglycemia. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Apr 17 ];19:383-386
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