eISSN: 2345-4202  
J Nephropharmacol. 2016;5(2):110-115.
PMID: 28197516
PMCID: PMC5297564

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Effectiveness of diabetes education and awareness of diabetes mellitus in combating diabetes in the United Kigdom; a literature review

Chaudhary Muhammad Junaid Nazar 1 * , Micheal Mauton Bojerenu 2, Muhammad Safdar 1, Jibran Marwat 1

1 Department of Nephrology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Sickle Cell Unit, Harvard University Hospital, Washington DC, USA
*Corresponding author: Chaudhary Muhammad Junaid Nazar, Email: dr.cmjnazar@livd.co.uk

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose level, and body cannot produce enough insulin, or does not respond to the produced insulin. In spite of the diabetes education campaigns and programmes, a large number of people in the United Kingdom are living with diabetes. The main objective of the study is to evaluate the role of knowledge and awareness of diabetes in fighting against diabetes and to interpret to which extent is diabetes education successful. The systematic review to be carried out will include literature from 2001 to 2011 in the United Kingdom regarding awareness of diabetes among UK population and effectiveness of diabetes education. Literature will be accessed using search database, British medical journals, and library. Good quality papers will be used for the systematic review. Previous studies about diabetes education will consulted and assessed. This study is going to summarize the efficacy of diabetes education campaigns and programmes which are promising to enhance the awareness The outcome of the review will be the guideline for the government, education centres, researchers, and campaigns to implement more diabetic education programmes and easily accessible diabetes services and education interventions to increase the awareness of risk factors and complications of diabetes to overcome the increasing epidemic of diabetes in the United Kingdom.

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Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder, in which there is high blood glucose level, and body cannot produce enough insulin, or the body does not respond to the insulin produced. In spite of the diabetes education campaigns and programmes, a large number of people in the United Kingdom are living with diabetes. The main objective of the study is to evaluate the role of knowledge and awareness of diabetes in fighting against diabetes and to interpret to which extent is diabetes education successful. The outcome of the review will be the guideline for the government, education centres, researchers, and campaigns to implement more diabetic education programmes and easily accessible diabetes services and education interventions to increase the awareness of risk factors and complications of diabetes to overcome the increasing epidemic of diabetes in in the United Kingdom.

Please cite this paper as: Nazar CMJ, Bojerenu MM, Safdar M, Marwat J. Effectiveness of diabetes education and awareness of diabetes mellitus in combating diabetes in the United Kigdom; a literature review. J Nephropharmacol. 2016; 5(​2): 110-115.

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