Magnitude of diabetic retinopathy in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients in Menelik II Hospital, Addis Ababa [post]

2019 unpublished
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common non-communicable diseases with an increasing incidence worldwide. Diabetic retinopathy (DR), one of the chronic micro vascular complications, is a major global cause of total blindness. As the global prevalence of diabetes increases, so will the numbers of people with diabetic retinopathy. Hence, this study aims to determine the magnitude and severity of DR in newly diagnosed type 2 DM patients in Menelik II Hospital. Method: institutional based
more » ... ross sectional study was conducted on newly diagnosed Type 2 DM patients. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) 20 version computer software. Result: A total of 111 patients with newly diagnosed type II diabetes participated in this study. The female to male ration was 1: 1.84. The mean age of study participants was 50.5 (±
doi:10.21203/rs.2.451/v1 fatcat:enjmf3eljbdmjfqhrgt7reld7u