Practices for diabetes mellitus in doctors


  • Vasanti A. Jeergal Department of General Medicine, Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangaluru, Karnataka India
  • Jayshree J. Upadhye Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Narayan Medical college and Hospital, Jamuhar, Bihar, India



Blood sugar, Diabetes mellitus, Diet control, Practices, Prevalence, Regular exercise


Background: Doctors know everything about cause, diagnosis, treatment and care to be taken for diabetes mellitus. This study was carried out to evaluate awareness, attitude and practices of diabetes in doctors.

Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among 100 male and 100 female doctors of various subjects who attended a conference at Mangaluru 25th to 27th October 2018.

Results: Prevalence of diabetes mellitus was 12% in male doctors while it was 8% in female doctors. 11 (91.66%) male doctors and 8 (100%) female doctors were taking medicines for diabetes regularly, 8 (66.66%) male doctors and 7 (87.5%) female doctors were doing blood sugar regularly, 7 (58.33%) male doctors and 5 (62.5%) female doctors were doing diet control, 7 (58.33%) male doctors and 5 (62.5%) female doctors were doing exercise regularly, 9 (75%) male doctors and 8 (100%) female doctors were using footwear while 6 (50%) male doctors and 4 (50%) female doctors were taking proper dental care.

Conclusions: In present study, doctors were aware of causes, diagnosis, treatment & care to be taken in diabetes. Still, routine check-up was not seen in 100%. After diagnosis, doctors were taking medicines quite regularly but regular follow up for diabetes & cardiovascular risk was seen in less numbers.


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