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Table 2 Patterns of glycaemic management among diabetic patients at JUSH, November 2009

From: Assessment of quality of care given to diabetic patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital diabetes follow-up clinic, Jimma, Ethiopia

Glycemic managements Type 1 DM Type 2 DM Total
  N % N % N %
Initial management       
   MNT 4 3.4 14 6.6 18 5.5
   OGLA 15 12.8 188 88.7 203 61.7
   Insulin 98 83.8 9 4.2 107 32.5
   Herbal treatment 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 0.3
Current management       
   MNT alone 0 0 1 0.5 1 0.3
   Insulin alone 109 93.2 61 28.8 170 51.7
   Insulin and OGLA 7 6.0 6 2.8 13 4.0
   Single OGLA 0 0.0 69 32.5 69 21.0
   Combination OGLA 1 0.8 75 35.4 76 23.1
Initiation of pharmacologic treatment       
   At the time of diagnosis 112 95.7 184 86.8 296 90.0
   Later on 5 4.3 28 13.2 33 10.0
FBS (mg/dl)       
   < 70 0 0.0 2 1.0 2 0.6
   70-130 24 22.4 58 28.3 82 26.3
   > 130 83 77.6 145 70.7 228 73.1
Doses of drugs (mean ± SD)       
   Insuline - IU 52.4 ± 20.1 45.0 ± 15.8 49.7 ± 19.0
   Glibenclamide - mg/dl 20.0 ± 0 15.2 ± 6.5 15.3 ± 6.5
   Metformine- mg/dl 625.0 ± 231.5 882.0 ± 406.1 860.8 ± 400.1
  1. MNT - medical nutritional therapy, OGLA -oral glucose lowering agent, FBS - fasting blood sugar