Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3038
GONZALEZ FERNANDEZ, Rebeca S; CRESPO VALDES, Nelson e CRESPO MOJENA, Nelson. Características clínicas de la diabetes mellitus en un área de salud. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2000, vol.16, n.2, pp. 144-149. ISSN 1561-3038.
A study was undertook on 97 diabetes patients (December 1996 - December 1997) from the health area of the Capdevila policlinics. The more frequent debut age was from 45 to 59 years old (43.3 %) and clinical duration was longer than 15 years (38.2 %). There was a prevalence of type 2 diabetes with obesity (5.7 %) and of female sex (68.8 %). The most widely used treatment was with glibenclamide (42.3 %). Among the most frequent associated diseases we found arterial hypertension (54.6 %), cardiovascular diseases (22.7 %) and vascular encephalic accidents (4.1 %). The 26.8 % of the cases presented retinopathy and the 2.1 % chronic renal failure. Only 2 patients presented deficient metabolism control-associated blindness and there was no amputated patient. Diabetes education was deficient: 64 % of the patients received no diabetes courses and 50.5 did not make Benedicts.
Palavras-chave : DIABETES MELLITUS [therapy].