An Empirical Study on Assessment of Knowledge on Diabetes Mellitus, Medication Usage and Complications for Type 2 Diabetic Patients At Kafue General Hospital, Zambia
R. Sakthivel1, A. Ananda Kumar2

1R. Sakthivel, Principal, DMI – St. Eugene University, Lusaka, Zambia.
2A. Ananda Kumar, Research & Development-Head, DMI – St. Eugene University, Lusaka, Zambia.
Manuscript received on June 03, 2020. | Revised Manuscript Received on June 20, 2020. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2020. | PP: 22-26 | Volume-1 Issue-1, November 2020. | Retrieval Number:A1009071120/2020©LSP
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Abstract: The research articles is to measure the knowledge on Diabetes, medication usage and its complications for type 2 diabetic patients at the Kafue General Hospital.50 patients with Diabetes mellitus type 2 were taken in this research. The paper was used by Random sampling method. A cross-sectional and descriptive study as taken on the diabetic type 2 patients. 50 questionnaires were administered to the diabetic type 2 patients to assess their knowledge on Diabetes type 2, its medication usage and complications. The research paper analyzed data using SPSS 16.0. The level of knowledge of the patients’ were asked through the questions about on symptoms of hypoglycemia, type of medication taken and to take their medicine in concerns to food as well as complications of type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Knowledge about hypoglycemia was considered to be adequate if the patient could correctly identify eating sugary foods as an action to take when the patient’s blood sugar level had gone low. The information about diabetes was more patients with requirement, which are covers history of diabetes in families, who are length of diagnosis and who are with type 2 diabetic problems. The present research has shown that type 2 Diabetic patient’s diabetic patients in the area under study had a poor level of knowledge about complications, management of hypoglycemia, consumption of alcohol in relation to medication and the regular checkup of blood sugar.
Keywords: Blood Sugar, Diabetes, Medication, Patients.