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Objective: The effect of glycemic control on overall health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with
diabetes has not been explored in the Telangana state of India. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the HRQoL
among diabetic patients in the Warangal region of Telangana. Methods: A prospective interview-based study
was conducted among diabetic outpatients of the endocrinology department in the Warangal region of Telangana
between July 2019 and March 2020. The HRQoL of the patients was assessed using the quality of life instrument
for indian diabetes patients. Data were analyzed by IBM Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Statistics
26 (IBM Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). Results: Out of 402 diabetic patients more males 259 (64.4%), than females
were observed 143 (35.6%). Their mean age was 52.39 Â± (SD, 11.01). About 26.1% of the patients (n = 105)
had good physical HRQoL, while 38.3%(n = 154) reported poor general health. The domains such as diet and
treatment satisfaction were found to have 30.8% (n = 124), 33.1% (n = 133) good HRQoL. The HRQoL toward
emotional/mental health was reported poorly, only 15.7% (n = 63) of them were found to have good HRQoL.
Conclusion: The findings indicated that patients in this study had relatively poor HRQoL associated with
diabetes. The QoL has impaired mainly general, emotional health, also the domain of symptoms botherness.
Therefore, better management of diabetes is needed for improved quality of life of patients through patient
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