Volume 8 Issue 2 (February, 2020)

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Assessment of complications in type II diabetes mellitus patients
Amit Sharma

Background: The present study was conducted to assess complications in type II diabetes mellitus. Materials & Methods: This study was conducted in department of Internal medicine on 145 type II DM patients of both genders. Diabetic complications were recorded. Results: Age group <20 years had 9 males and 5 females, age group 20-40 years had 20 males and 12 females and age group 40- 60 years had 24 males and 18 females and >60 years had 32 males and 25 females. Smoking was seen in 60, history of alcohol intake was seen in 72 patients and obesity was present in 38. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Common complications were hypertension in 120, neuropathy in 37, foot ulceration in 72, nephropathy in 40, visual disturbance in 68, retinopathy in 31 and impotency in 16. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that common complications among patients were hypertension, visual disturbances, neuropathy, foot ulceration, nephropathy, impotence and diabetic retinopathy. Key words: Diabetes mellitus, foot ulceration, Visual disturbances.

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