Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003677
Title: Awareness of alternative medicine for diabetes among South Indian population
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Diabetes is a condition that impairs the body’s ability to process blood glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar. There are mainly three different types of diabetes; they are Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. Less common types of diabetes include monogenic diabetes and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. Diabetes is a growing challenge in India with estimated 9% of diabetic population in the age group of 20 and 70 years. Aim: The aim of the study was to understand the alternative medications used for diabetic people among South Indian population. Materials and Methods: A survey was taken by preparing a questionnaire comprising questions in relation to the context and was circulated among diabetic individuals through an e-portal “SurveyPlanet.” The survey was taken up by 100 people. Results and Discussion: The people were well aware about the benefits of alternative medications. Around 48% of people were following a specific ayurvedic diet prescribed their doctors. 65% of people preferred alternative medicine over allopathy. Conclusion: Majority of the people are still skeptical about taking alternative medicine as a remedy for diabetes. Awareness may be required for bringing out the positive effects of alternative medicines for diabetes.

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    S. Santhosh Bala, V. Vishnu Priya*, R. Gayathri

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    Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, 160, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. Santhosh Bala, V. Vishnu Priya*, R. Gayathri

    Title:Awareness of alternative medicine for diabetes among South Indian population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1278-1280)
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    Methodology:Diabetes mellitus
    Research Materials:Alternative medicine

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Diabetes mellitus Alternative medicine Survey planet

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