E-ISSN 2231-3206 | ISSN 2320-4672
 

Original Research 


Is diabetes all about sugars? Perception of community – A pilot study

Anbumozhi M K, Nishaanth M K, Sai Sudha Muddha, Neevedha K.

Abstract
Background: A major chronic health concern that affects the majority of people globally is diabetes mellitus (DM). The goal of diabetic dietary knowledge (DDK) and dietary restrictions is to improve quality of life and avoid further diseases that occur as a result of diabetes.

Aim and Objective: This study was designed to study the effect of DDK in DM patients at Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital in Chromepet, Chennai, using questionnaires about a healthy diet.

Materials and Methods: A total of 150 persons were selected randomly in which 58% of them were men and 42% were women. The majority of the patients ranged from 50 to 60 years. They were questioned about their dietary habits, adherence to the restrictions, and glycemic control.

Results: The finding that 102 (68%) individuals had type II diabetes indicates a high prevalence of DM. 100% of the patients were aware that vegetables are beneficial, and 71 (69%) identified sprouts as a healthy food. Sugar-free meals and salty biscuits/crackers were chosen by 66 (64.7%) and 64 (62.7%), respectively. 50 (49%) of patients admitted honey is dangerous for diabetics and should be avoided. Only 35 patients (34%) actually adhered to the meal restrictions, whereas 67 patients (65%) claimed not to. When patient case records were evaluated to see how well their diabetes was handled, it was determined that only 49 (48%) of the patients had diabetes under control and 53 (52%) had it out of control.

Conclusion: There was no evident association between DDK and glycemic control. It is entirely dependent on adhering to dietary restrictions, which can only be accomplished by self-motivation. It is critical to incorporate nutrition into prescriptions through counseling and specialist therapy.

Key words: Diabetic Dietary Knowledge; Dietary restrictions; Glycemic Control; Quality of Life


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Anbumozhi M K
Articles by Nishaanth M K
Articles by Sai Sudha Muddha
Articles by Neevedha K
on Google
on Google Scholar


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

K AM, K NM, Muddha SS, K N. Is diabetes all about sugars? Perception of community – A pilot study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2024; 14(2): 259-265. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.03162202313072023


Web Style

K AM, K NM, Muddha SS, K N. Is diabetes all about sugars? Perception of community – A pilot study. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=143049 [Access: January 31, 2024]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.03162202313072023


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

K AM, K NM, Muddha SS, K N. Is diabetes all about sugars? Perception of community – A pilot study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2024; 14(2): 259-265. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.03162202313072023



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

K AM, K NM, Muddha SS, K N. Is diabetes all about sugars? Perception of community – A pilot study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2024), [cited January 31, 2024]; 14(2): 259-265. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.03162202313072023



Harvard Style

K, A. M., K, . N. M., Muddha, . S. S. & K, . N. (2024) Is diabetes all about sugars? Perception of community – A pilot study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 14 (2), 259-265. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.03162202313072023



Turabian Style

K, Anbumozhi M, Nishaanth M K, Sai Sudha Muddha, and Neevedha K. 2024. Is diabetes all about sugars? Perception of community – A pilot study. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 14 (2), 259-265. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.03162202313072023



Chicago Style

K, Anbumozhi M, Nishaanth M K, Sai Sudha Muddha, and Neevedha K. "Is diabetes all about sugars? Perception of community – A pilot study." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 14 (2024), 259-265. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.03162202313072023



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

K, Anbumozhi M, Nishaanth M K, Sai Sudha Muddha, and Neevedha K. "Is diabetes all about sugars? Perception of community – A pilot study." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 14.2 (2024), 259-265. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.03162202313072023



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

K, A. M., K, . N. M., Muddha, . S. S. & K, . N. (2024) Is diabetes all about sugars? Perception of community – A pilot study. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 14 (2), 259-265. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.03162202313072023