ROLE OF COMPREHENSIVE DIABETES CARE IN KNOWN DIABETES PATIENTS FROM MADHYA PRADESH REGION
Dr. Rohit Sane, Dr. Rahul Mandole*, Dr. Gurudatta Anand Amin, Dr. Pravin Ghadigaokar, Dr. Sneha Paranjape, Dr. Ranjit Narang, Dr. Shraddha Chaubey and Dr. Pushpendra Lodhi
Background: Prevalence of Diabetes mellitus (DM) is increasing dramatically in India and worldwide. As per one epidemiological study done in Madhya Pradesh, the prevalence of DM was found to be 8%, which is quite high. Comprehensive Diabetes Care (CDC) is a form of Ayurvedic therapy which combines panchkarma and diet management. Aims and objectives: The present study was done to analyze the effectiveness of CDC in the management of DM. Materials and methods: This observational study identified and analysed data of type 2 DM patients (HbA1c >6.5%) who attended out-patient departments (OPDs) at Madhavbaug clinics across Madhya Pradesh, who were administered CDC (60-75 minutes) with minimum 6 sittings over 12 weeks. All the glycemic parameters were compared at baseline and week 12. Results: Out of 155 patients, CDC showed significant improvement in HbA1c 1.73% (from 8.56 at baseline to 6.83 at 12 weeks). At the end of week 12 controlled DM status was seen in 78 patients (50%). Dependency on concomitant medicines was significantly reduced. Conclusion: Form the findings of present study, CDC has been found to be effective owing to its dual action i.e. reduction in HbA1c and dependency on conventional antidiabetic drugs.
Keywords: Comprehensive Diabetes Care, CDC, panchkarma, glycosylated HB, HbA1C, BMI, DM, alternative medicine.
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