Effect of fenugreek with biopsychosocial interventions decreases hba1c in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients - a cross-sectional study

Diabetes a growing health problems in high, middle & low economic status groups. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of fenugreek in lowering HbA1c levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Chennai. 100 patients of age 30 to 50 yrs of Type 2 diabetes patients whose HbA1c level above 6% & below 7 % were selected from three private clinic in villivakkam, pattabiram & chromepet. Height, weight, waist and hip circumference and Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) were measured at the time of first consultation and after 3rd and 6th month of fenugreek treatment. The samples were analyzed using students t-test. The result showed the following- at the end of 3rd month , HbA1c decreased by 0.3% (95% confidence interval, P < 0.05 ), weight decreased by 3.5 kg (96% confidence interval, P < 0.03), and waist circumference decreased by 4.5 cm (96% confidence interval, P < 0.03) & at the end of 6th month HbA1c decreased by 0.4% (95% confidence interval, P < 0.05 ), weight decreased by 5.5 kg (98% confidence interval, P < 0.02), and waist circumference decreased by 7.5 cm (98% confidence interval, P < 0.02). The outcome of the study is that powdered fenugreek lowers the HbA1c level in type 2 diabetes patients.

Author: 
Selvakumar Jagannathan, Anandarajan, B., Prathipa, A., Vishwanatha Badanidiyur and Dorairaj, V.S.
Journal Name: 
Int J Inf Res Rev
Volume No: 
02
Issue No: 
10
Year: 
2015
Paper Number: 
0631
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