Diabetes Mellitus (DM) type one is becoming
more common across the world, and the number of new
cases of diabetes is raising concerns about the development
of acute and chronic problems. Complications have long
been recognized as a primary source of significant
morbidity and death in children with type one diabetes
mellitus across the world. This study aimed to see how well
diabetic children's caregivers were informed of the
consequences of type one diabetes.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among
children's parentages of youngsters with type one diabetics
attending the King Fahd Military Complex in Dhahran.
Results: A total of 84 caregivers were included in this
study, mothers were predominant to fathers (M= 95.2%,
F= 4.8%). The research disclosed that most of the
caregivers 51% had a fair degree of understanding
regarding the acute complications of Type 1DM, while
44% had good knowledge.
There was a solid statistical correlation between
educational level and awareness of type 1DM problems (pvalue = 0.004), as well as a considerable difference in
understanding scores between caregivers (p-value 0.032).
Conclusion: The data revealed that there was a statistically
significant link between educational level and awareness of
the consequences of type one diabetes, with fathers having
the least knowledge. Diabetes teaching is an important
aspect of diabetes care, and the health education
department should focus on all areas of diabetes selfmanaging instruction.
Keywords : Awareness, Caregivers, Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Children, Diabetes Complications.