The Role of Helicobacter pylori Infection, and Malnutrition among Type 2 Diabetic Medical Services Patients in the Gaza Strip


Background: Diabetes means the blood glucose, which is too high or too low. With Type 2 DM, the more common type, the body does not make or use insulin well. In patients with DM, Helicobacter pylori is one of the most common infections worldwide. Available data on the possible association between H. pylori infection and DM are contradictory. There are a few studies in the Middle East, and this study is the pioneer study, in the Medical Services Clinics in Gaza strip. Aims: This study was conducted to reveal the prevalence of H. pylori infection, malnutrition, insulin resistance among T2DM patients, to describe the dietary requirements of T2DM patients, finally to evaluate the current information about diet, and lifestyle in the prevention of H. pylori, and malnutrition. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Medical Services Clinics in Gaza Strip, and there were 129 patients included in this study. Data were collected through hematological information and structured interview questionnaire. Results: Highly significant percentage of H. pylori (70%) among the DM patients includes in the study, but not indicates any significant association between gender and H. pylori status. Conclusion: H. pylori patients should update their sugar level values in the record, and should get exercise and diet plan for every meal.

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M. El-Sakka, E. Abu Jabal and L. Nasser, "The Role of Helicobacter pylori Infection, and Malnutrition among Type 2 Diabetic Medical Services Patients in the Gaza Strip," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 12, 2013, pp. 556-560. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2013.412096.

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