alexa Type One Diabetic Paitents Knowledge and Atittude on Insulin Self Administration in Mekele Tigray, Ethiopia
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Journal of Diabetic Complications & Medicine
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Research Article

Type One Diabetic Paitents Knowledge and Atittude on Insulin Self Administration in Mekele Tigray, Ethiopia

Hadgu Gerensea1*, Admasu Moges2, Birikity Shumiyee2, Frweyine Abrha2, Medina Yesuf2, Teweldde Birihan2, Tsiyon Birhanu2 and Zomanesh Getahun2

1School of Nursing, Axum University, Axum, Ethiopia

2Axum University, Referral Hospital, Ethiopia

Corresponding Author:
Hadgu Gerensea
School of Nursing
Axum University, Axum, Ethiopia
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Received date: August 11, 2015 Accepted date: February 05, 2016 Published date: February 12, 2016

Citation: Gerensea H, Moges A, Shumiyee B, Abrha F, Yesuf M, et al. (2016) Type One Diabetic Paitents Knowledge and Atittude on Insulin Self Administration in Mekele Tigray, Ethiopia. J Diabetic Complications Med 1:104. doi: 10.4172/2475-3211.1000.104

Copyright: © 2016 Gerensea. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Introduction: Insulin is a valuable drug for, those who are in need of it. Insulin will have tremendous impact,
when used properly. Intensive insulin therapy was essential in the maintenance of strict glycemic control among
insulin requiring patients with diabetes. However this presents challenges in the face of the complexities associated
with insulin use and also taking in the consideration the potential danger associated with inappropriate use.
Insufficient knowledge and attitude of insulin self administration can result in preventable complication, adverse
patient outcome, poor adherence to therapy and invariably poor glycemic control.
Objectives: To assess knowledge and attitude on insulin self administration among type 1 DM patients in Mekele
hospital 2015.
Methodology: Institution based descriptive cross sectional study was conducted. The study subject where type 1
patients in Mekele hospital (attending chronic follow up). Data was collected by interview using pre-tested
structured questionnaires. The data was entered and analyzed using SPSS version 16. All type one DM patients
were included in the study.
Result: Among 141 respondents, more than half 78 (55.3%) of them had average knowledge and majority 96
(68.0%) of the participants had favorable attitude.
Conclusion and recommendation: The finding of this showed that type 1 diabetic patient had average
knowledge and favorable attitude towards self administration of insulin injection. It is suggested that more should be
done on areas like medias, health professionals on health education towards insulin self administration for type 1
DM patients.

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