- Friday, April 15, 2005
- Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Northern Palestinian
- Published at:The 4th Palestinian Conference in Medical Technology
Suleiman Al- Khalil Ali AL - Sha ,ar and Majd Asa,d M Abu - Au Public Health Programme
An - Najah National University
Nablus I Palestine
alkhalil @ najah . edu
In Palestine studies on diabetes and diabetic patient were limited With respect to type 1 diabetes no available data of any nature is available The cuteut study aimed at evaluating the effect of health setvicrs provided by governmental clinics on type 1 diabetic patients in the northern parts of the West Bank area.
All cases enrolled at the diabetic centers of the cities of Nablus Jenin and Tulkarm were interviewed and the data was collected using a specially designed questionnaire A total of 100 cases representing all admitted cases over a period of 1 year ( September 2000 - September 2001) were enrolled Data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).
The finding of the current study showed that the study population was distributed as follows 51 from Nablus Diabetic center 31 from Jenin center and 18 from Tulkam center Equal representation for both males and females was observed with a mean age of disease onset of 4.95 years It was also found that 20 % of the study population reported to have first degree relative with diabetes.
Among the study population 84 % were reported to have episodes of hypoglycemia while 96 % were reported to have episodes of hyperglycemia as complications associated with the disease