Background: Diabetes is one of the most chronic diseases prevalent in Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia. Its number of patients have increased in past few decades. Best efforts to provide world class
treatments to patients through public and private hospitals are in hand. However, feedback of practices
observed by patients and hospitals is not being achieved to assess the treatment efficacy. Absence of
an elaborated questionnaire in Arabic language is a major hurdle to seek information from patients’
due to their limited knowledge of English language in which most of the survey questionnaire exist in
internationally published literature.
Conclusion: In present research one such questionnaire was adapted and translated into Arabic language
for survey of patients in a local hospital. A total of 191 patients participated in this investigation.
Results of findings are analyzed on the basis of demographics, diagnostics, tests and various aspects of
diabetes self-management by patients.