AWARENESS AND ADHERENCE TO SELF CARE ACTIVITIES OF TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS ATTENDING DIABETIC CLINICS AT TWO TERTIARY HOSPITALS IN IMO STATE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the study Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic progressive metabolic disorder characterized by high blood glucose `mainly due to absolute or relative lack of a hormone known as insulin (Shrivastava and Ramasamy, 2013). The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC, 2012) defined it as a group of diseases characterized […]

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