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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 43-45
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2006.43.45
 
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The Pattern of Dietary Habits and Glycemic Control of Diabetics in Eastern Nigeria
Iya Ntui , Alphonsus Ekpe Udoh , Kaiso-Umo Sunday Esiere , Okon Essien and Edmund Richard Egbe

Abstract:
The pattern of dietary habits and how this affected glycemic control in diabetics in Eastern Nigeria was investigated. In this study, about 48% of the diabetic patients` diets used plantain as the only carbohydrate source while 52.4% took diets that included various sources of carbohydrate but at reduced levels. There was no significant difference (p>0.05) between the glycemic control of both groups as judged by their glycated hemoglobin levels. However, subjects using multiple carbohydrate sources had significantly higher BMI (p< 0.05) than those on plantain. We conclude that multiple food sources, if well regulated, would control diabetes and find better acceptance among diabetics than a single carbohydrate source.
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Iya Ntui , Alphonsus Ekpe Udoh , Kaiso-Umo Sunday Esiere , Okon Essien and Edmund Richard Egbe , 2006. The Pattern of Dietary Habits and Glycemic Control of Diabetics in Eastern Nigeria . Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 5: 43-45.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2006.43.45

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2006.43.45

 
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