Exercise, diet counselling, and management for the adults with diabetes mellitus: an Indian case study

Pathy, Dharnini and Gururajan, Raj and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Wickramasinghe, Nilmini and Gururajan, Rashmi (2016) Exercise, diet counselling, and management for the adults with diabetes mellitus: an Indian case study. In: Contemporary consumer health informatics. Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 15-52. ISBN 978-3-319-25971-0


[Introduction]: The two major clinical forms of diabetes mellitus are insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM or type 1) and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM or type 2) as classified by WHO (1999). In type 2 diabetes mellitus, there is a progressive inadequacy of insulin production. The inadequacy seems to stem from a failure of the pancreas to be able to compensate adequately for the progressive decline in sensitivity to insulin in the target tissues. Insulin sensitivity decreases as the body fat content increases, and excessive weight gain is the most important trigger for the onset of type 2 diabetes in those who are genetically susceptible to it. A high-fat, low-fibre diet and inactivity are other lifestyle characteristics that decrease insulin sensitivity, predisposing individuals to this type of diabetes (Webb 2002).

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © copyright 2016. Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2016 02:58
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 04:18
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1116 Medical Physiology > 111602 Human Biophysics
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25973-4
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29437

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