Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Complications

Authors : Rosa Elvira Minchala Urgilés; Jessica Alexandra Tigasi Pastuña; María de los Ángeles Estrella González; Andrés Alexis Ramírez-Coronel; Lilia Azucena Romero Sacoto

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 5 - May

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder, producing elevated levels of glucose in the blood, thus causing changes in the secretion and/or action of insulin. Objective: To determine the prevalence and chronic complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus in relation to the time of evolution of the disease in the urban area of Azogues County, September 2019-February 2020. Materials and Methods: Epidemiological, relational, cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of 216 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Data collection was done using the survey validated by experts. For data analysis Microsoft Excel 2016 and SPSS v. 25 were used for the analysis of numerical and categorical variables. Results: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the urban area of Azogues, Ecuador, was 2.53%. Mean age was 67.7 years, SD 11.8

Keywords : Type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic complications, urban area, quality of life.


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