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Table 1 Needs for information about diabetes

From: Information seeking behavior of patients with diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study in an outpatient clinic of a university-affiliated hospital in Athens, Greece

How important do you consider the following factors/knowledge urging you to seek information? 1 = not at all to 5 = most important Do not know
What is diabetes?   
What are the symptoms of diabetes?   
What are the causes of diabetes?   
What are the complications of diabetes?   
What is the proper diet for people with diabetes?   
What is the right exercise for diabetes?   
What are the new medications for diabetes and what are their unwanted effects?   
When should I start to take insulin?   
How should I use insulin?   
What are the measures taken to avoid foot complications of DM?   
What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia?   
What are the sexual problems due to diabetes?   
What should I do in case of another illness (such as infection)?   
I think I am sufficiently informed about diabetes/I do not seek information about diabetes.   
Other (please specify)   
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