Diabetes Related Morbidity. Causes of Diabetes Related Hospital Admissions: A Cross Sectional Study

Authors

  • Abdul Sattar Jabbar Yousif
  • Abdul Fattah Ali
  • Alhasan Mujtaba Al-Mudhaffer

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https://doi.org/10.47059/revistageintec.v11i4.2458

Abstract

Diabetic patients have a high morbidity and mortality related directly or indirectly to their hyperglycemia. The increase in prevalence of diabetes combined with the aforementioned fact puts an increasing burden on the healthcare system and its budget. Strategies to estimate global and local diabetes complications might offer insights to better allocate budget and resources in the future.
Method: This is a cross sectional study performed in a teaching hospital from December 2020- to January 2021. Hospitalized patients in medical and critical care units are collected to estimate the incidence of diabetes related morbidity. Two hundred and twenty patients were admitted in this period, two thirds of the admissions were classified as diabetes related. Conclusion: Diabetes carries a higher burden in our cohort compared to global rates and strategies to minimize their complications is urgent and necessary.

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2021-08-12

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