Primary Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Multiple Health Care Strategies

Authors

  • Kavitha Chandran C, Aleyamma Mathew2 , Jayakumar RV3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11130

Keywords:

pre-diabetes, metabolic profile, life style modification, yoga

Abstract

Kerala being the diabetic capital of India, need to evolve a less expensive method to reduce the tangible and
intangible cost of type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM). Hospital based single blinded randomised controlled trial
was undertaken at Indian Institute of diabetes, Kerala, India with an aim to assess the effect of multilateral
health care strategies on metabolic profile. Pre-diabetic individuals were screened using American Diabetic
Association criteria and randomly allocated to experimental and control group. Experimental group received
3 weeks training in yoga, exercise and healthy diet preparation. Control group received only heath counselling
alone on diabetes prevention. Subjects were followed up for one year. The multiple health strategies were
planned based on evidences and successfully implemented to curtail the menace of DM in India. The present
paper details the multiple health care strategies and methodology addressing the primary prevention of
primary prevention of T2DM.

Author Biography

Kavitha Chandran C, Aleyamma Mathew2 , Jayakumar RV3

1Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medical Education, Govt. College of Nursing, Govt.Medical College,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 2Professor and Head, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Regional
Cancer Centre, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, 3MNAMS, FRCP. .CEO (rtd) Indian Institute of Diabetes,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and Senior Consultant, Endocrinology, Aster Medcity.Kerala.

Published

2020-10-06

How to Cite

Kavitha Chandran C, Aleyamma Mathew2 , Jayakumar RV3. (2020). Primary Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Multiple Health Care Strategies. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(10), 139-145. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11130