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Background: To reduce morbidity and mortality, awareness regarding diabetes and its complications is necessary. This study aimed at assessing the level of knowledge, regarding complications of diabetes mellitus among patients with type 2 diabetes in health care centers, Makkah region.Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out recruiting patients with diabetes from the health care centers, Makkah region. Overall, 263 patients with diabetes were enrolled in this study. A pretested questionnaire was filled by the interviewer with face to face interview. Levels of knowledge were determined by calculating the scores. Results: On average, the level of knowledge were high, Age and gender, marital status, occupation and education were significant predictors of knowledge. Conclusions: High level of knowledge was found in this surveyed community. The current study suggests the need of structured educational programs on diabetes and its complications on a regular basis to assist patients in living a productive life.Keywords: Knowledge, complications, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Diabetes.