B. Vanaja Kumari
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disease characterized by elevated level of glucose in the blood resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both .Normally a certain amount of glucose circulates in the blood. Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge regarding prevention of diabetes mellitus among adults. 2. To find out the association between the knowledge regarding prevention of diabetes mellitus with their selected socio demographic variables. Material and Methods: A descriptive research design was used to assess the prevalence of diabetes mellitus among adults. The 50 adults were selected using by non probability convenience sampling technique. Results and conclusion: The results reveals that knowledge regarding prevention of Diabetes Mellitus among adults, 15(30%) have B grade,12(24%) have C grade and 23 (46%) have D grade knowledge. The study concluded that majority of people having D grade knowledge regarding prevention of Diabetes Mellitus as a Community health nurse need to upgrade their knowledge for protecting their health.
Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin, Prevention, Adults.