Assessment of Lifestyle Practices among the Diabetic Patients in Dhq, Dera Ghazi Khan.

Ata ul Mohsin, Muhammad Amir Shafiq, Saim Noman


BACKGROUND: According to WHO, about 8.8% of the total world population has diabetes out of which Pakistan ranks on number 7th with the most cases of diabetes mellitus. The prevalence of diabetes in Pakistan is about 7.6% of the total population of the country.The recent world-wide increase in the cases of diabetes mellitus suggests lifestyle and environment changes, over-nutrition, low dietary fiber, sedentary lifestyle, sleep deprivation and depression to be the major contributing factors in this disease.

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