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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the major public health problems on the diabetes and elderly patients and can influence each other in the development and progression of the disease and its complications, which are largely preventable. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major metabolic disorder currently affecting over 350 million people worldwide. Also, another one billion people in the world are pre-diabetic, who may eventually end up with full- blown diabetes. The disorder is rapidly increasing out of proportion in both developed and developing countries, especially T2DM, which is associated with modern lifestyle habits such as reduced physical activity, diet, obesity and genetic factors. If left untreated, DM can lead to a number of diseases and long-term complications leading subsequently to death. Hence, if data could be collected on the knowledge and awareness about the association between DM and elderly patients disease, the results could be applied in creating public health campaigns and can bring about lifestyle modification among people. In Saudi Arabia national healthcare burden because of diabetes is likely to exceed $0.87 billion; Complications of diabetes mellitus include problems that develop rapidly (acute) or over time (chronic) and may affect many organ systems. The complications of diabetes can dramatically impair quality of life and cause long-lasting disability.
Aim of the study: To assessment the awareness' of the elderly patients knowledge and attitudes among Diabetes complication in Makkah Al-Mokarramah.
Method: cross sectional descriptive study conducted at among Patients with diabetes mellitus in the Diabetic Center 2021. The Sample size of diabetic patients attending in the Diabetic Center . Our total participants were (400 ) .
Results: the knowledge of the participant toward diabetes mellitus study results show the majority of participant had high information were(38.0%) while average knowledge were(37.0%). X2 12.560 a significant relation were the P-value=0.002, the attitude of the participant toward diabetes mellitus the majority of participant in negative attitude were(74.2%) while positive were(26.0%) X2 91.203 a significant relation were the P-value=0.001.
Conclusion: Diabetes complication in the elderly patients need to create awareness about the importance of maintaining good health influencing overall general health in diabetic patients. screening and referral by health professionals in the diabetic patients by is the may benefit improving access to prevent or reduce complications complication.