Study To Assess the Dietary Carbohydrate Content of Indian Diabetic Population (STARCH)
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The study is designed as an interventional (as blood investigations will be done) dietary survey of diabetic & non-diabetic population sample of India to understand & compare dietary patterns among them.The study objective is to find out amount of carbohydrate content of daily diet of diabetic population study . This study does not intend to study the effect of any drugs. There will be 2 groups : Type 2 diabetics and non diabetic population. The study will begin after the study approval by ethics committee. The subject will involved after they sign the consent form. The study involves general examination of patients, collection of data like history of disease, interview by dietitian with the help of questionnaire, blood investigations (only in diabetic population only) and glycaemic control status of only diabetic population.The study is planned to be enroll 800 subjects (400 in each groups) from 10 study centers spread across India. The study data will be analyzed with appropriate statistical methods.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Type-2 diabetic and non-diabetic population
Patients willing to provide signed & dated informed consent and comply with study
Indian diabetic population diagnosed with T2DM for at least 12 months
Male and non pregnant female with age18 years or more
Indian non-diabetic population who are not following any diet plan or dietary advice
Patients willing to provide signed & dated informed consent and comply with study requirements.
Male and non pregnant female with age 18 years or more
Non-diabetic population should be matched in terms of age, sex and centre
Patient unwilling to comply with the study procedures.
Pregnant & lactating women
History of cardiovascular event within the previous six months.
Patients with specific co morbidities, which may impact the patients diet, e.g malignant diseases, advanced dementia, Parkinson's disease and others.
Suffering from chronic diseases including but not limited to chronic renal failure, chronic liver disease that might interfere with participation in the study as per physician discretion.
Patients on weight management plan e.g. low carbohydrate diet which includes dietary modifications or dietary alterations.