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Table 3 Awareness to other diabetic complications

From: Awareness of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy among a group of diabetic patients in main public hospitals in Damascus, Syria during the Syrian crisis

Do you think that diabetes could be a risk for? Yes No Don’t know
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Heart disease 197 (75.8) 21 (8.1) 42 (16.2)
Stroke 125 (48.1) 28 (10.8) 107 (41.2)
Kidney disease 142 (54.6) 46 (17.7) 72 (27.7)
Diabetic neuropathy (Numbnessa) 240 (92.3) 4 (1.5) 16 (6.2)
Leg strokeb 174 (66.9) 15 (5.8) 71 (27.3)
  1. a Numbness was explained to the patients as loss of feeling in hands and feet and abnormal spontaneous sensations (paresthesia)
  2. b (limb ischemia)