TITLE

Profile of patients with diabetes in Eritrea: results of first phase registry analyses

AUTHOR(S)
Seyum, Berhane; Mebrahtu, Goitom; Usman, Abdulmumini; Mufunda, Jacob; Tewolde, Beyene; Haile, Solomon; Kosia, Andrew; Negassi, Ermias
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Acta Diabetologica;Mar2010, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A cross-sectional descriptive study was done on patients recently entered into the National Diabetes Registry in Eritrea where the prevalence was estimated to be 2.2% based on patient information in 2004. Of the 627 patients with diabetes, two thirds were type 2. Although type 1 had poorer control (42.9%) than type 2 (29.9%), some of the risk factors such as cholesterol (43.4 vs. 28.2%), triglyceride (23.4 vs. 12.8%), hypertension (55.2 vs. 12.7%) as well as BMI and waist/hip ratio were higher in type 2 than type 1. More than one-third (41.2%) of patients with type 2 compared to type 1 (19.5%) had complications, the commonest being retinopathy (33%) followed by foot ulcers (14%) and neuropathy (4%). Many of the diabetic patients demonstrated the presence of the metabolic syndrome components such as hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia. The authors conclude that diabetes registry is invaluable in providing evidence-based prevention and control of the disease.
ACCESSION #
47853852

 

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