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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF BITTER GOURD JUICE, ASH GOURD JUICE AND KNOL-KHOL JUICE ON BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL AMONG TYPE II DIABETES MELLITUS – A PILOT STUDY

Harshitha S., Prashanth Shetty, Shashikiran H. C.* and Ganesh Prasad

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Background: Diabetes Mellitus comprises of a group of common metabolic disorders that share the phenotype of hyperglycaemia. The comparative effect of bitter gourd juice, knolkol juice and ash gourd juice was less understood on diabetes mellitus. Hence, this study was conducted to evaluate the comparative effect of bitter gourd juice, knolkol juice and ash gourd juice on diabetic individuals. Materials and method: Thirty (n=30) individuals with diabetes were selected for the study after proper screening according to diagnostic, inclusion & exclusion criteria. Subjects were recruited from SDM Yoga and Nature cure hospital Pareeka, Manipal. After a, thorough and detailed case history, the subjects were taken in the study and treatment was given. The blood glucose level is checked at the 1st day before we start with the juices and the pre-data are collected and post data is collected on the 5th day. Patient was divided into three groups, ash guard Group A (n=10), knoll khol Group B (n=10), bitter guard Group C (n=10). For group A was given ash juice 250ml in the morning in an empty stomach, for group B same amount knoll kohl (250ml) is given in the morning and for group C 250 ml of bitter gourd was given in same manner for 5 days along with Naturopathic diet, hydrotherapy treatment and yoga therapy. Data were collected for statistical analysis. Fasting blood sugar (FBS) and post prandial blood sugar (PPBS) was checked by using Glucometer. Results: There was a reduction in Fasting blood sugar and postprandial blood sugar after the consumption of bitter gourd juices than knol-khol juices and ash gourd juices with P value 3.89 in Fasting blood glucose level and in Post Prandial Blood Glucose level p value 0.00057. Conclusion: This study shows that significance lower of blood glucose level among the type II Diabetic patients. Hence bitter gourd juice is may be beneficial in Diabetes patients to reduce the blood glucose level.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Fasting Blood Glucose (FBS), Post Prandial Blood Glucose (PPBS).


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