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A Study of Diabetes Prevalence and its Risk Factors in the Medical College Faculty of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Journal: Austin Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes (Vol.1, No. 2)

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Page : 1-3

Keywords : Diabetes Mellitus; Medical Faculty; Risk Factors; Indian Diabetes Risk Score.;

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Introduction: The population in India has an increased susceptibility to diabetes mellitus, in India there are 30?33 million diabetic cases, the prevalence of disease in adults was found to be 2.45 in Rural and 4 ? 11.6% in urban dwellers. Objective: To estimate the high risk subjects by using Indian diabetes risk score for detecting undiagnosed diabetes? risks in Medical faculty. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional (descriptive) study. Results: 300 respondents were interviewed, of these 234 (78%) were male and 66(22%) were females. According to the physical activity, majority of them 171(57%) belong to mild physical activity category. According to family history 96 (32%) were having history of diabetes in either parents. 24 (8%) of studied persons were known diabetics, according to IDRS scoring 66(22%) in high risk for diabetes, the high body mass index (>30) significantly increase the diabetes risk. Out of total known diabetic cases 15(62.5%) had high Indian diabetes risk score. Conclusion: This study provides a use of simplified Indian Diabetes Risk Score for identifying undiagnosed high risk for diabetic subjects in India. Simplified diabetes risk score, which has categorized the risk factors based on their severity. Use of the IDRS can make mass screening for undiagnosed diabetes in India more cost effective.

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