International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


ISSN Online: 2349-4182
ISSN Print: 2349-5979

Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)

A study to assess the dietary and lifestyle practices of patients with type ii diabetes mellitus with a view to prepare handouts on prevention of complication of type ii diabetes mellitus in MGMC & RI, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry

Author(s): Kripa Angeline.A, Prabavathy.S, K. Renuka
Abstract: Background: Around 3.2 million deaths are attributed in every year to the complication of Type II Diabetes Mellitus and 6 deaths occur in every minute. The Type II Diabetes Mellitus affects about 17 million people, 5.9 million of whom are undiagnosed. In the United States, approximately 8, 00,000 new cases of Type II Diabetes Mellitus are diagnosed by yearly (Mokdad et al, 2000). The therapeutic goal of diabetes management is to achieve normal blood glucose levels without hypoglycemia and without seriously disrupting the patient’s usual life style and activity. There are 5 components in diabetic management. They are Nutritional management, Exercise, Monitoring, Pharmacological therapy & Education.rnAim: The main aim of the current study was to assess the dietary and lifestyle practices of patients with type ii diabetes mellitusrnMaterials and Methods: Descriptive research approach was used for this study. The pre experimental study design was used for this study. Total 30samples were selected using simple random sampling technique. .The data pertaining to lifestyle and dietary practices were collected using structured self-administered.rnResults: Among 30 patients the assessment of lifestyle practices revealed that out of 30 samples 18 (60%) had good life style practices and 12(40%) had poor life style practices. The assessment of dietary practices revealed that out of 30 samples 16(53.3%) had good dietary practices and 14(46.67%) had poor dietary practices. There was no significant association between lifestyle and dietary practices and demographic variables.rnConclusion: Adequate knowledge on healthy lifestyle and dietary practices can prevent complication of type II diabetes mellitus.rn
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