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"IMPACT OF COUNSELLING ON QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS AT A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL"

K. George Ajin, V.G. Jewel, Manohar Meenu, P. Kumar Sarath, J. Muneerudeen.*

To assess the relationship between Quality Of Life and Capillary Blood Glucose levels in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients at a tertiary care teaching hospital. A randomized prospective controlled study was conducted for a period of 6 months in the General Medicine OPD of SSIMS & RC. Patients enrolled were randomized into test and control groups. Audit of Diabetes Dependent Quality of Life -18 Questionnaire was used to assess the quality of life of patients. Students‘t’ test was applied. Correlation coefficient method was used. Mean Fasting Blood Sugar levels was decreased in the test group (*P<0.05) and an improvement in mean Quality Of Life scores (*P<0.05) were observed. The correlation between the Fasting Blood Sugar and Quality Of Life scores were highly significant in the test group (*r = -0.556). It was found that all domains were affected by diabetes. Diabetes Mellitus affects the Quality Of Life of patients and proper education play a major role in improving health care outcomes like glycemic control and Quality Of Life. The study observed that, hospital pharmacists can play a key role in the management of Diabetes Mellitus and patient care.

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