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Direct Research Journals
Vol.4 (1), pp. 8-13, January 2016
ISSN: 2449-0814

Complication and risk factors of diabetes mellitus in the population of Usheri Dara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Article Number: DRJA17085316

Original Research Article

Farzana Khan Perveen* and Ejaz Ahmad

Department of Zoology, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU), Main Campus, Sheringal, Dir Upper (DU), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan.

date Received: October 17, 2015     date Accepted: December 20, 2015     date Published: January 1, 2016


Diabetes mellitus (DM) occurs due to relative or absolute deficiency of insulin hormone released from beta cells of islets of Langerhans of pancreas.The present research is regarding the complications and risk factors of diabetes mellitus in Usheri Dara (UD), Dir Upper (DU), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan during June 2013-August 2014. A questionnaire was developed having almost all information related DM. The designed questionnaires were distributed randomly among the people (n=500) of Usheri Dara, which was divided in 7 quadrates, viz., Katten, Jabbar, Almas, Tarpatar, Usheri Khas, Batal and Garkohi. Complications of DM were cardiac myopathy, nephropathy, diabetic foot, however, retinopathy was maximum (4%). Family history of diseases of diabetic patients observed were high cholesterol, heart diseases and others, however, high blood pressure was maximum (6.6%). The duration of insulin therapy used by maximum number of diabetic patients was 7-8 months. Majority of the respondents were college students (20%). It was concluded that the risk factor for diabetes was high blood pressure. Adopting healthy life style and use of proper therapeutic regimen is prerequisite for prevention.

Key words: Complication, diabetes mellitus (DM), epidemic, hyperglycemia, hypertension