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Table 4 Patients ‘diabetes Status

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

Part 2: Patients ‘diabetes Status
Diabetic duration 10.67 ± (7.103) year  
Age of onset 43.70 ± (11.952) year  
  n (%) n (%)
DM type Type 1: 20 (7.7%) Type 2: 239 (92.3%)
How did you know that you have DM?
 Diabetic symptoms like polydipsia and polyurea 164 (63.1%)
 After psychological stress 44 (16.9%)
 Regular checkup 38 (14.6%)
 Incidentally 8 (3.1%)
 After pregnancy 4 (1.7%)
What type of diabetic medication you take?
 One type of medication 0 125 (52.4%)
 Two type medications 0 74 (30.9%)
 Insulin injections 19(95%) 29 (12.1%)
 Untreated 1(5%) 11 (4.6%)
Are you on diet for diabetes? Yes, 142 (54.6)
No, 118 (45.4)
How do you assess your diabetic control? not controlled 90 (34.6)
moderately controlled 91 (35)
controlled 79 (30.4)
Based on what did you assess your diabetic control? glucose measurement and doctor assessment 140 (53.9)
symptoms’ relief and subjective sense. 116 (44.6)