||Feeding behavior of patients with type 2 diabetes living at Cotonou, Benin.
ALASSANI ADEBAYO ,
DOVONOU ALBERT ,
Gninkoun Jules ,
WANVOEGBE FINANGNON ARMAND ,
||Objectives: The objective of the study is to assess the feeding behavior of diabetic patients.
Methodology: This is a cross-sectional and descriptive study that was conducted among type
2 diabetes followed at the screening, monitoring and treatment center in Cotonou. Eating
behavior was assessed through the food diary for 72 h.
Results: In total 107 patients were included in the study. Sex ratio was 0.52. The mean age of
the target population was 53.95 ± 11.36 years. Energy intake is high in 19 patients (17.75%).
Fruit and vegetable consumption was normal in only 6 patients (5.61%) and 68 patients
(63.55%) acceptable food consumption score.
Conclusion: Analysis of the feeding behavior of type 2 diabetes noted deficiencies. Improve
nutrition through patient education is needed.
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