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International Journal of Reverse Pharmacology and Health Research

ISSN 2589-3343

IJRPHR is an open access, peer-review journal, devoted to nurture the traditional medicines through reverse pharmacology concepts and implementing it to health care system through health research methods.

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Research article , : 2022 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 3 | Pages : 224-227

Screening for madhumegam (Pre-diabetes & diabetes mellitus) on Patients reporting in the Out patient department of Ayothidoss Pandithar Hospital  at National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.

Corresponding author: Vignesh Kumar K*,Lakshmikantham T,Meenakumari R,

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Introduction: Madhumegam is characterized by frequent and excessive urination which ultimately leads to deterioration of seven body constituents and three humours Its signs and symptoms may be correlated with Diabetes Mellitus in Modern science. Type 2 Diabetes often asymptomatic in its early stages and can remain undiagnosed for many years and causes micro and macro vascular complication, so earlier diagnoses of Diabetes Mellitus is crucial. Aim and objective: To determine the prevalence of Madhumegam (Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Prediabetes) in previously undiagnosed subjects who attended the outpatient Department in Ayothidoss Pandithar Hospital, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai. Method: A cross-sectional survey has conducted on a population of 500 subjects aged above 20 who were randomly selected. A study questionnaire of American Diabetes Association was used for obtaining information from study subjects.  Result: The prevalence of Madhumegam among 500 patients reported is 4.0 %. The progression of old age, male gender, sedentary life style, occupational stress, family history, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Kaba Pitha Theagam,Vatha Pitha Naadi are strongly associated with Diabetes Mellitus and prediabetes prevalence. Conclusion: This study emphasized the importance of Diabetic education to the risk group of the society, especially Prediabetic and Diabetic subjects.  


Diabetes, Prediabetes, Kaba Pitha Theagi,Vatha Pitha Naadi,Obesity