Effect of Nutrition Education Intervention to Diabetic Subjects on use of Millet Recipes in the Management of Diabetes
Keywords:Adoption, Attitude, Intervention, Knowledge, Millets, Nutritional awareness, Practice
Diabetes mellitus is the most common metabolic disorder affecting humankind and creating health hazard. TheÂ inclusion of millets in the diabetic diet has been reported from ancient days in India as they exhibit hypoglycemia effect due to presence of higher proportion of complex carbohydrate, resistant starch, slow rising sugars and
water-soluble gum Î²-glucans. With this context the study was conducted in which the knowledge, attitude andÂ practice of millets of the diabetic subjects were seen and further the intervention programme on consumption of millet recipes for 30 days was conducted on 12 diabetic volunteers. The nutrition education enhanced the level
of adoption of millets by12.9 per cent. Significant reduction in Fasting and Post Prandial Blood sugar level andÂ reduction in diabetic symptoms were also observed. Millet recipes along with the recommendation for diabetics can also be introduced in the regular diet of normal healthy people which in return may help to increase the foodÂ value chain of millets.
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