EFFECTS OF GARLIC POWDER ON GLYCEMIC CONTROL IN THE PATIENTS OF TYPE-2 DIABETES MELLITUS

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1Memoona Fareed *2Jan Said 3Kashaf Munir 4Dr Aniba Tabassum 5Dr Irslan hussain khan 6Shafaq Zafar 7Dr. Muhammad Faisal Nadeem 8Kashif Lodhi

Keywords

Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus, Garlic Powder, Glycemic Index

Abstract

Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most common health hazards in the world, especially in the South Asian region, with 9.2% of the Pakistani population suffering from type-2 diabetes mellitus. This can lead to many complications if glycemic control is not properly monitored. Garlic is one natural product containing sulphur compounds that act as hypoglycemic agents. 


Objective: To evaluate the effects of Garlic powder on glycemic index in the patients of type-2diabetes along with allopathic therapy.


Methodology: This RCT includes 80 patients divided into 2 groups. Each group included 40 diagnosed cases of type-2 diabetes. Patients in Group A were taking only oral hypoglycemic drugs, while patients in Group B were receiving formulated capsules of garlic powder along with oral hypoglycemic drugs for six months. Blood samples were taken at zero level, level-I, and level-II for analysis of fasting and random blood glucose levels and HbA1C.


Results: The outcomes of garlic therapy were observed, and there was significantly (p < 0.05) good glycemic control with garlic therapy as compared with allopathic therapy alone. 


Conclusion: The results concluded that there was a marvellous role for natural remedies like garlic powder in conjunction with allopathic therapy in the management of type-2 diabetic patients with a satisfactory glycemic index. 

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