Gaceta Médica Boliviana
Print version ISSN 1012-2966
The effect of diabetes education program is an important step to metabolic control for diabetic patients and may well prevent or at least delay acute and long terms complications. The presente research was done at the Internal Medicine Service of the Hospital Obrero N°2 (C.N.S. CBBA). It was retrospective, transversal and descriptive, it included patients with diabetes Mellitus type 2 from august of 2001 to february of 2002; 68 diabetic patiens were evaluated with inclusion criteria (type 2 diabetes mellitus, lipid profile, body mass index, glycated hemoglobin). The objective of this study was to confirm the effect of patient education, dietetic practice to metabolic control. The following results were founded, most of patients did not have enough knowledge of diabetes, dietetic practice and lack of exercise 58 cases ( 85%), the blood measure has reveled an abnormal lipid profile (triglycerides) 36 cases (53%), body mass index overweight and diferents types of obesity 50 cases (73%) and abnormal value of glycated hemoglobin, considered poor in 26 cases (38%), acceptable 18 cases (27%) and good in 24 cases (35%). Most of the patients were female 48 cases (71%) older than 51 years old with 54 cases (80%).
Keywords : Diabetes education; dietetic practice; metabolic control.