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A SURVEY ON COMMON BELIEFS ON NUTRITION THERAPY AND ITS TREATMENT AMONG PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
Deepthi S.*, Shilpa C. and Dr. R Anil Kumar
Medical nutritional therapy in Diabetes is influenced by many beliefs. The study intended to find out the common beliefs followed by individuals with diabetes and to understand the difference of opinion in belief by urban and rural population. A cross sectional study was conducted in KIER Campus involving 200 randomly selected people aged between 21 to 80 years with Diabetes using questionnaire method. The total number of 21 beliefs were identified and analyzed. The belief related to skipping of prescribed anti-diabetic medication which they take regularly on the day of blood test was significantly higher (P=0.007). The participants expressed highest belief related to consumption fruit juices without adding sugar (Mean = 3.57±1.44). The lowest belief was seen in belief related non vegetarian food consumption (Mean value: 2.16±1.16) The respondents belonging to urban population expressed highest belief related to overconsumption of sugar (percentage =62) and the lowest belief related to non-vegetarian food consumption (percentage = 33) The respondents belonging to rural population expressed highest belief related to non-vegetarian food consumption (percentage = 67) and lowest belief related to overconsumption of sugar (percentage = 33):The study concludes that common beliefs which may not be scientifically proven is wide spread irrespective of education and socio-economic status in the study population which calls for a proper address from medical team by educating people in a right path. Educating common people through counselling and handing over printed materials can be considered.[Full Text Article]