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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 1324-1329
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.1324.1329
 
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Efficacy of Dietetics in Low Resource Communities: Dietary Intake and BMI of Type 2 Diabetics Living in Karachi Before and After Receiving Dietician`s Guidance

Rubina Hakeem, Asher Fawwad, Afshan Siddiqui, Muhammad Yakoob Ahmadani and Abdul Basit

Abstract:
This study was planned to assess the dietary intake of diabetic subjects and kind of dietary modification they have made after individualised dietary guidance. Information on clinical and dietary profile of 200 subjects was recorded at first visit of BIDE. Dietary guidance was given by dietician. Second visit was done after 3 months. Subjects having adequate intake of fruit and vegetable, milk and meat was 68, 38 and 63% for males and 52, 40 and 35% for females, respectively. Only 20.4% males and 5.9% females had usual adequate consumption of the four food groups. Overall adequacy of diet improved for 11.1% of males and 27% of females. Weight reduction was observed in 54.8% of females and 32.2% of males. Rate of BMI reduction was significantly higher in the group who had reduced their caloric intake. This first of its kind study from Pakistan, has documented the efficacy of dietary guidance and highlighted the need for further attention to assure balanced intake of foods form various food groups.
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How to cite this article:

Rubina Hakeem, Asher Fawwad, Afshan Siddiqui, Muhammad Yakoob Ahmadani and Abdul Basit, 2008. Efficacy of Dietetics in Low Resource Communities: Dietary Intake and BMI of Type 2 Diabetics Living in Karachi Before and After Receiving Dietician`s Guidance. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 11: 1324-1329.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.1324.1329

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2008.1324.1329

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