Background: Diabetes is a disease that changes the effectiveness and production of hormone insulin. Diabetes prevalence was increases day by day, in Pakistan 9.8% people was affected with diabetes. Asia in particular is considered one of the areas of highest increase in projected numbers of diabetes patients. Aim: Our objective of study is to aware people about prevalence of diabetes and hypertension which is a major complication related to this. Materials and methods: The cross-sectional study in which 350 patients samples was collected from three different cities of Pakistan and presented the prevalence in them on socio-demographic variables base. Hypertension associated with diabetes prevalence was also evaluated. Results: Results was shown that prevalence of diabetes was more in females than males and a large number of patients of diabetes having hypertension. Diabetes prevalence was also more in urban patients that rural which 55.7% according to our study was. Diabetes associated with hypertension was also more common in Graduates that illiterates. Conclusion: we concluded that life style modifications are needed for to improve this. A timely national programme for prevention, early diagnosis and to address the modifiable risk factors is a need of the hour to lessen the socio- economic burden of the disease.
Muhammad Zeeshan Zafar, Madiha Riaz, Muhammad Asim, Tahir Bashir, Muhammad Ahsan,Muhammad Abu-Huzaifa
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