Diabetes Mellitus Type 2: Prevalence among men and women in the Peruvian Amazon town of Yantalo

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Evelyn Obregón Julca
Fernando Gonzales Aste
Carla Calagua Bedoya
Claudia Heredia Benavides
Oscar Guillermo Flores Flores

Abstract

Objectives : We will determine the prevalence of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and its associated risk factors, in the town of Yantalo.


Background : In Peru, the prevalence of type 2 DM in 2014 was 6.1% with an estimated 27.8% of underdiagnosed patients. Knowledge of the disease prevalence outside Lima is very limited, especially in small Amazonian towns such as Yantalo.


Materials and methods : A cross-sectional study with two phases, during the first phase participants will be recruited and on the second phase blood will be extracted in order to measure fasting blood sugar, glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) and lipid profile.


Limitations : Geographic accessibility, cultural barriers and the compliance of attendance will be handled.

Statistical analysis : A Ratio analysis will be performed to estimate the prevalence of type 2 DM.

Key-Words : type 2 diabetes mellitus, prevalence, Yantalo (source: Mesh NLM).

Citation : Julca EO, Aste FG, Bedoya CC, Benavides CH, Flores OGJ. Diabetes mellitus type 2: prevale

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Obregón Julca, E., Gonzales Aste, F., Calagua Bedoya, C., Heredia Benavides, C., & Flores Flores, O. G. (2015). Diabetes Mellitus Type 2: Prevalence among men and women in the Peruvian Amazon town of Yantalo. Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, 1(2). Retrieved from https://journal.ppcr.org/index.php/ppcrjournal/article/view/8
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