Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Regarding Diabetes and its | 80800

International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health

ISSN - 1840-4529


Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Regarding Diabetes and its Complications among Health Care workers in Medical College of North India

Komal Gharsangi*, Pratibha Himral, Vishwachander and Rajesh Bhawani

General awareness about diabetes among patients is important for its management and prevention of its complications. Imparting such information to the people is the responsibility of health care workers among which nursing staff has a pivotal role. Hence it becomes important that the knowledge, attitude and practice among nursing staff regarding diabetes is assessed so that they can provide optimum care to the community. Diabetes was India’s seventh biggest cause of early death in 2016. Diabetes increases the susceptibility for many life threatening infections as well, that is why tuberculosis is becoming highly prevalent in this group of patients. As the incidence and prevalence of diabetes is increasing, more people will require care from health professionals. Thus health care professionals like nurses in this case have responsibility to generate basic awareness about diabetes. It is important that the nurses should have right knowledge, attitude and practice of diabetes. Diabetes involves maintaining a healthy diet, regular physical exercise, a normal body weight, and avoiding use of tobacco.Diabetes may be treated with medications such as insulin sensitizers with or without insulin. The blood pressure and maintaining proper foot and eye care are important for people with the disease.