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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3

Compliance to dietary counseling provided to patients with type 2 diabetes at a tertiary care hospital


1 Department of Diet & Education, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Baqai Medical University, Karachi - Pakistan
2 Research Department , Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Baqai Medical University, Karachi - Pakistan
3 Department of Medicine, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Baqai Medical University, Karachi - Pakistan

Correspondence Address:
A Siddiqui
Department of Diet & Education, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Baqai Medical University, Karachi - Pakistan

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Objectives: To observe the compliance to dietary counseling b y trained dietitians provided to subjects with type 2 diabetes at a tertiary care hospital. Method: Compliance to dietary counseling of 72 type 2 diabetics attending BIDE was assessed through comparison of food habits at first and second visit (made after three months). Compliance was indicated by decrease in number of dietary modifications needed in diet at second visit as compared to that at first visit. Results: Fifty percent of the subjects were males. Mean age of the subjects was 52.3 ±10.7 years. On the first visit 66.7% had very inadequate and 29.2 % had poor diets while at 2nd visit only 19.4% had very inadequate and 1.4% had poor diet. Overall compliance to dietary counseling was very good by 19.4% good by 37.5%, fair by 33.3% and poor by 9.7 % of the subjects. Diet quality improved for 94.5% of subjects. Conclusion: Compliance rates were sufficiently high to bring positive changes in diets of people with diabetes. Universal availability of dietary counseling to diabetics has potential to improve patients' diet and thus can contribute to controlling diabetes complications rate


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