RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF ROLE OF COMPREHENSIVE DIABETES CARE IN KNOWN DIABETIC PATIENTS FROM UTTAR PRADESH REGION.
Background: Global burden of diabetes mellitus has increased consistently since past few decades. India has emerged as a major contributor to this global burden of DM. Comprehensive Diabetes Care (CDC) utilizes combination therapy of Panchkarma, administration of herbal drugs and diet therapy. Aim and objectives: The present study was planned to study the effectiveness of CDC therapy along with diet therapy in patients with type 2 DM attending Madhavbaug clinics in Uttar Pradesh, India. Materials and methods: This was a retrospective study conducted between September 2018 and September 2019, wherein we identified the data of obese patients suffering from type 2 DM (HbA1c ≥ 6.5%) of either gender and any age, and who had attended the out-patient departments (OPDs) at multiple Madhavbaug clinics located in Uttar Pradesh, India. The data of patients who had been administered CDC with minimum 6 sittings over a span of 12 weeks were considered for the study. Results: On analysing the results of HbA1c level in 124 patients who had completed 12 weeks of CDC therapy, it was found that controlled diabetes (HbA1c<5.7) was seen in 58 patients (46%) as compared to baseline (zero patient). The mean HbA1c levels reduced significantly from 8.7 at baseline to 7.03 at 12 weeks of CDC therapy. Other parameters like body mass index, body weight, cardio-pulmonary parameters showed improvement at the end of 12 week CDC therapy. Dependency on conventional allopathic medications was also reduced. Conclusion: From the findings of present study, CDC has been found to exert significant euglycemic action, and can serve as potent alternate option for management of DM.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Comprehensive Diabetes Care, CDC, panchkarma, HbA1C, BMI.
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