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Article

A study of the knowledge and practice of lifestyle modification in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Middelburg sub-district of Mpumalanga

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 60, issue 1, 2018 , pages: 26–30
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2017.1364012
Author(s): AE UmehDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa, L NkombuaDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa

Abstract

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common clinical conditions seen by family physicians in their daily practice. They are constantly confronted with the burden of caring for poorly controlled and poorly adherent patients presenting with preventable debilitating, disabling and mutilating complications. Lifestyle modifications in combination with medications have been proven to contribute to the prevention and delay of complications.

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