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Research Article

Traditional Medicine and Its Role in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus: “Patients’ and Herbalists’ Perspectives”

Table 2

Participants’ perceptions in the quantitative component of the study (N=140).


Cause of diabetes
 Disease due to unhealthy eating3927.9
 Inherited and life style1913.5
 Disease like other diseases5438.6
 Disease due to stress128.6
 I don't know1611.4
Food cause diabetes
 Carbohydrate rich foods8359.3
 Red meat and fats117.9
 Alcohol and soft drinks117.9
 Sugar and sweets85.7
 No foods that cause diabetes2719.3
Is diabetes treatable?
Treatment choice
 Conventional and traditional8258.6

Note. n: number and %: percent.

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