ROLE OF COMPREHENSIVE DIABETES CARE IN KNOWN DIABETES PATIENTS FROM KOLHAPUR AREA OF MAHARASHTRA
Dr. Rohit Sane, Dr. Rahul Mandole*, Dr. Gurudatta Anand Amin, Dr. Pravin Ghadigaokar, Dr. Sneha Paranjape, Dr. Sachin Patil, Dr. Pawan Koli, Dr. Kranti Koli and Dr. Smita Patil
Background: The occurrence of Diabetes mellitus (DM) has been creating a havoc since past few decades on a global platform. One published epidemiological study across major districts of Maharashtra state, reported shockingly high prevalence rates of DM in Kolhapur district i.e.18%. Comprehensive Diabetes Care (CDC) is a form of Ayurvedic therapy which combines panchkarma and diet management. Aims and objectives: The present study was planned to evaluate the effectiveness of CDC in patients of DM by analysing changes in body mass index (BMI), body weight, OGTT, HbA1c, etc. Materials and Methods: The present study was of retrospective design, conducted at Madhavbaug clinics in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The duration of study was of one year, conducted from November 2018 to November 2019. It included patients diagnosed with type 2 DM i.e. HbA1c>6.5%, who were given CDC therapy. Results: In the present study, out of 127 type 2 diabetic patients, 61 were males (52%), while 66 were females (48%), thus male: female ratio was 0.9:1. On analysing the results of HbA1c in patients who had completed 12 weeks of CDC therapy, it was found that controlled DM status was seen in 61 patients (48%), while abnormal HbA1c readings were noted in 36 patients (29%) as compared to 67 patients (53%) at baseline. Conclusion: From the findings of the present study, it is clear that CDC is effective in the form of increasing number of euglycemic patients at the end of study period, as well as reduction in all glycaemic and anthropometric parameters, and reducing dependency on conventional medicines.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Comprehensive Diabetes Care, HbA1c.
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