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Table 2 Diabetes characteristics of patients with diabetes in MSF clinics in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

From: A cross-sectional assessment of diabetes self-management, education and support needs of Syrian refugee patients living with diabetes in Bekaa Valley Lebanon

Characteristic Diabetes Study Group (N = 292)
Type of Diabetes, No. (%)
 Type 1 22 (8)
 Type 2 270 (92)
Duration of Diabetes, years
 Median (Range) 8 (0–30)
Years with Known Diabetes, No. (%)
 1 or less 23 (8)
 2–3 33 (11)
 4–5 56 (19)
 6–9 60 (21)
 10 or more 119 (41)
Diabetes Diagnosed During Syrian Conflict, No. (%)
 No 203 (70)
 Yes 88 (30)
Previous Diabetes Education, No. (%)
 Received 149 (51)
 None 143 (49)
Medication Use, No. (%)
 Insulin only 34 (12)
 Oral only 216 (74)
 Both insulin and oral 39 (13)
 No medication 3 (01)
Self-measurement of Blood Glucose, No. (%)
 No 229 (78)
 Yes 63 (22)