Effectiveness of Specifically Modified Plant Based Dietary Intervention and Anti-Gravity Exercise in Type 2 Diabetics a Follow-up Study
International Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology
Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2018, Pages: 50-57
Received: Aug. 8, 2018; Accepted: Oct. 12, 2018; Published: Nov. 13, 2018
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Pramod Tripathi, Freedom from Diabetes Foundation, Pune, India
Maithili Paranjape, Freedom from Diabetes Foundation, Pune, India
Ritu Tripathi, Freedom from Diabetes Foundation, Pune, India
Sukeshini Khandagale, Freedom from Diabetes Foundation, Pune, India
Gandhali Bhagwat, Freedom from Diabetes Foundation, Pune, India
Arjunlal Kakrani, Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth Deemed to Be University, Pune, India
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To test the hypothesis that specifically modified plant based diet and anti-gravity exercises in Type 2 diabetics followed for a period of 10-14 weeks improves the glycemic control and reduces requirement of anti-diabetic medication. Around 386 confirmed diabetic participants enrolled in this study. Out of these 259 participants completed the study. This was a follow up study for a period of 10-14 weeks where the anthropometric measurements and biochemical parameters were measured at week 0 and at week 10-14 weeks. Medication was also monitored on a daily basis based on the blood glucose levels and change in medication was noted at the end of 10-14 weeks. After 10-14 weeks of consumption of modified plant based diet and anti-gravity exercises was accompanied by a significant reduction in anthropometric measurements like body weight (p=0.0001*), BMI (p=0.0001*), fat percentage (p=0.0003*) and visceral fat percentage (p=0.0002*). Lower anthropometric measurements was accompanied by a reduction in HbA1C (p=0.000*), fasting (p=0.038*) and postprandial (p=0.000*) blood glucose levels. A reduction in the dosage and number of participants requiring oral hypoglycemic agents (OHA) and insulin was observed due to improved glycemic index. In the diabetic study population, intervention with modified plant based diet and anti-gravity exercises was associated with an improved glycemic control and reduced requirement of anti-diabetic medications. These findings may assist in development of a standard integrated protocol for treating diabetic patients thus reducing the pre-disposition to diabetic complications thus preventing or prolonging the onset of diabetes complications.
Plant Based Diet, FFD (Freedom from Diabetes), Anti-Gravity Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes, OHA (Oral Hypoglycemic Agents), Insulin, Intensive Program
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Pramod Tripathi, Maithili Paranjape, Ritu Tripathi, Sukeshini Khandagale, Gandhali Bhagwat, Arjunlal Kakrani, Effectiveness of Specifically Modified Plant Based Dietary Intervention and Anti-Gravity Exercise in Type 2 Diabetics a Follow-up Study, International Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2018, pp. 50-57. doi: 10.11648/j.ijde.20180303.13
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