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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 311-313

Treatment patterns in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A cross-sectional study

1 Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE University, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE University; Department of Community Medicine, KLE University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and, KLE Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dhongadi Prashant
Department of Community Medicine, J. N. M. C, KLE University, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi - 590 010, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kleuhsj.ijhs_313_16

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Introduction: Diabetes is one of the most common noncommunicable diseases in the world. There is an epidemic of diabetes in developing and nondeveloping countries. Treatment patterns play a very important role in the control of blood glucose levels of the patient. Methodology: A total of 520 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in the area of Urban Health Centre, Ashok Nagar, were interviewed with the help of a predesigned and pretested questionnaire. Data were collected by house-to-house visit. Results: Out of the 520 participants, 264 were male and 256 were female. Oral hypoglycemic agents were the most common modality of treatment used followed by a combination of oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin. About 82 participants were not on any treatment and 18 participants were on insulin exclusively. Conclusion: Oral hypoglycemic agents are the most commonly preferred drugs. Insulin therapy has some conservation among patients. Imparting health education and the importance of adherence to treatment is of utmost importance in diabetes patients.

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