Objectives: Diabetes Mellitus is a major health problem with individual, social and economical consequences. Knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) surveys are effective in providing baseline for evaluating intervention programmes. This study was conducted with the aim to know the level of awareness regarding type 2 diabetes mellitus to aid in future development of programmes and techniques for effective health educationStudy Design: Cross sectional descriptiveMethodology: This cross sectional study describes the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) among female diabetic patients attending the Mother andChild Hospital and Qassim University Clinic in Buraydah from Jan 2009 toJune 2009. KAP questionnaire was used for this purpose after getting permissionfrom P and T journal Medi Media USA. Data was analyzed using descriptive analysis Microsoft office 2007 window vista and SPSS version 16 .Results: Altogether, 56.14 % of respondents scored 100% in the questions related with knowledge. However 17.58% scored 100% in the attitude questions and15.78%scored 100% in practice questions. The overall KAP score had a mean of 16and standard deviation (SD) of 6.066. The respondents correctly answering (all?) the knowledge questions have a mean Score of 12.42 and SD 3.034. The respondents answering correctly attitude and Practice questions had a mean Score of 1.46±1.739 and 2.79±2.289 respectively. Conclusion: Results revealed good knowledge but poor attitude andPractices toward diabetes. We concluded that there is a need for structured programmes to improve attitude and practices of diabetic patients to promote better compliance