STUDIES OF DIETARY PATTERN AND STYLE OF LIVING OF DIABETIC PATIENTS

Article Id: ARCC2668 | Page : 244 - 246
Citation :- STUDIES OF DIETARY PATTERN AND STYLE OF LIVING OF DIABETIC PATIENTS.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2008.(27):244 - 246
Reeta Dwivedi* and Pushpa Shukla
Address : Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar - 263 145, Uttaranchal, India

Abstract

Thirty diabetic subjects were selected aged between 39–59 years (24 males and 6 females) to study the general profile, diet pattern, history of disease, type of medicinal treatment taken, blood glucose level and type of exercise performed by the subjects. The dietary pattern of the subjects was assessed through twenty four hour recall and food frequency questionnaire. Of the total, 50 per cent subjects belonged to small families. 83.33 per cent were independent and doing job. The average frequency of taking meal was 2.77 times a day. Only 26.67 per cent subjects were having family history of disease. Most of the subjects were taking ayurvedic medicines. Out of the total, 23.33, 10.00 and 6.67 per cent subjects were tobacco chewers, smokers and both tobacco chewers and smokers, respectively. Thus, nutrition and health status of diabetics are associated with various such factors like family size, income, physical activity etc.

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