ORAL HYGIENE AWARENESS AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS
The study was carried out to evaluate the awareness among the diabetic patients about oral hygiene maintenance because these patients are immunocompromised and more susceptible to periodontal disease. This study was conducted on patients who came for their dental checkup at Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Karachi from 22nd January to 2nd March 2019.The structured questionnaire was filled by 120 diabetic patients. A structured questionnaire was used to asked their name, age, gender, occupation, employment, education and residential area and were recorded in the questionnaire. Complete medical and dental history of every patient was taken. It was further categorized to assess the knowledge and awareness of oral hygiene. The outcomes of the questionnaire were analyzed using SPSS 20.