Evaluation of Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Medical Students Using Indian Diabetes Risk Score (IDRS)
Keywords:Type 2 Diabetes mellitus, IDRS, Obesity, Physical activity, Family history
Background: Diabetes as a non-communicable disease is significant public health problem all over the
world. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a disease that develops slowly and over time and only recently
has it become evident that T2DM finds its presence even among the younger age groups. Therefore a cross
sectional study has been conducted to evaluate and assess the risk for developing T2DM among undergraduate
students using Indian Diabetes Risk Score(IDRS), a questionnaire that is simple, validated and has proven to
be highly effective in previous studies.
Objectives: To evaluate the risk of developing diabetes among medical students using Indian Diabetes Risk
Method: The study included 100 MBBS students. Detailed history was taken which includes information
regarding their age, family history of diabetes and exercise. Waist circumference was measured .Risk of
diabetes was calculated using Indian Diabetes Risk Score.
Results: Risk of developing diabetes was high in 6%, moderate in 87.3% and low in 9.7% of students.
Conclusion: Risk of diabetes was present in more than 50% of medical students as assessed by Indian
Diabetes Risk Score.
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