Gadadharan Vijayakumar

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BACKGROUND Within India, inter-regional disparities in burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) are expected because of varying lifestyles and demographic patterns. Hence, to estimate the prevalence of DM and impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG), and to explore the predictors of DM, a study was conducted in rural Kerala. METHODS In 2007, a cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND India has the second largest diabetic population (61 million) and tobacco users (275 million) in the world. Data on smoking cessation among diabetic patients are limited in low and middle income countries. The objective of the study was to document the effectiveness of diabetic specific smoking cessation counseling by a non-doctor health(More)
Diabetes remains asymptomatic for a long period of time and its real burden gets noticed only once the complications set in. The number of individuals affected with the disease is also on the rise and more so in the low income countries. This scenario calls for urgent precautionary measures that need to be undertaken to equip ourselves to fight against this(More)
Considering the adverse health effects of smoking, the American Diabetes Association recommends smoking cessation among diabetic patients (1). One-year follow-up data on smoking cessation among diabetic patients are not available (2). We conducted this study to find the effectiveness of diabetes-specific smoking cessation counseling by a nondoctor health(More)
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