Diabetes mellitus is chronic disease characterized by either a deficiency of insulin (or) decreased ability of the body to use insulin. Diabetes mellitus is one of the leading chronic diseases. This syndrome affects the metabolism of the carbohydrates, proteins, fat, water and electrolytes. Complications of diabetes mellitus are caused by neuropathic and vascular complications of disease nerve damage due to diabetes cause altered (or) complete loss of sensation in the foot (or) leg called as peripheral neuropathy pressure from shoes.
Aim: To assess the level of knowledge on complications of diabetes mellitus among students in selected colleges, Nellore.
Material and method: Study conducted by using the quantitative research approach by using descriptive research design was adopted to assess the knowledge regarding complications of diabetes mellitus among students in selected colleges, Nellore.
Statistical Analysis Used: The collected data was organized, tabulated, analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics based on the objectives of the study.
Results and Conclusion: The results reveals that the level of knowledge 1(3.3%) had ‘A’ grade knowledge, 1(3.3%) had ‘B+’ grade knowledge, 2(6.7%) had ‘B’ grade knowledge, 2(6.7%) had ‘C’ grade knowledge, 24(80%) had ‘D’ grade knowledge