Functional food knowledge and use in individuals with type 2 diabetes and the relevant factors

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Nezihe Otay Lule
Hatice Simsek
Simge Ylmaz
Umit Cavdar


diabetes mellitus, functional food, type 2 diabetes


This study aimed to determine the knowledge and use of functional foods in individuals with type 2 diabetes who came to Dokuz Eylul University Hospital’s Endocrinology Polyclinic, were aged 18 years or older, and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes no earlier than six months from before the study began. The study also focused on the associated factors. This is a cross-sectional study. In an infinite population, the smallest sample size to be achieved was 196 with 50% frequency and 7% error margin.

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