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Ayu. 2018 Oct-Dec;39(4):199-207. doi: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_108_16.

Diet and lifestyle-related factors associated with Apathyanimittaja Prameha (type 2 diabetes): A cross-sectional survey study.

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1
Department of Ayurveda Samhita and Siddhanta, Government Ayurveda College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India.
2
Department of Basic Principles, IPGT and RA, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India.

Abstract

Background:

Lifestyle disorders are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Type 2 diabetes is one such disease with high incidence in low- and middle-income countries such as India. Changed lifestyle, lack of exercise, increased consumption of fatty, fast-food items, improper dietary habits and sedentary life are the main contributory factors for this, which are showing upward trend in India.

Aims and Objectives:

The aim of the study is to identify the lifestyle factors, physical activities and psychological factors associated with type 2 diabetes among the patient aged between 20-60 years.

Materials and Methods:

A cross-sectional survey study was conducted on selected 150 patients of type 2 diabetes within 1 year of diagnosis. A survey questionnaire was used to collect the data for fulfilling the aims and objectives of the study.

Results and Observations:

150 patients of type 2 diabetes were observed on various dietary factors, physical activities and life style factors.

Conclusion:

On the basis of survey psychological factor association with type 2 diabetes and dietary factors, physical activities and psychological factors observed in survey study. The obtained data exposed that intake of heavy, high fatty food, physical inactivity, day sleep and psychological distress as the main lifestyle factors associated with type 2 diabetes.

KEYWORDS:

Apathyanimittaja Prameha; lifestyle disorder; type 2 diabetes

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