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Nutritional Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in Trinidad and Tobago

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.287
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170–6
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A cohort of 122 patients was selected via quota sampling and surveyed using a structured questionnaire to assess knowledge, attitude, and practice in relation to their disease and to compare these attributes between patients receiving or not receiving nutrition counselling.

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Objectives: To assess knowledge, attitude and practice in relation to their disease among patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus in one regional health district in Trinidad and Tobago and to compare these attributes between patients receiving/not receiving nutrition counselling.

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29 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 06 May, 2015

Reduced Male:Female Ratio at Birth in Small Islands

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.195
Pages: 
177–9
Synopsis: 
The male:female ratio at birth (M/F: male divided by total births) approximates 0.515. In The Bahamas, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Mauritius, M/F from 1960–2009 was only 0.5106 (95% CL 0.5101, 0.5110). There were no secular trends in M/F.

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Background: The male:female ratio at birth (M/F: male births divided by total births) is anticipated to approximate 0.515. The M/F in Micronesia in the Pacific Ocean has been noted to be higher than anticipated. This study analysed M/F in island populations available from a World Health Organization dataset.

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06 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 28 Oct, 2015

Knowledge, Motivation and Barriers to Diabetes Control in Adults in Jamaica

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330–3
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This study suggested that inadequate knowledge, lack of perceived risk and lack of self-monitoring skills are barriers to glycaemic control. There is need for a collaborative team approach and the incorporation of diabetes education as an indispensable service.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

A Comparative Study of the Quality and Availability of Health Information used to Facilitate Cost Burden Analysis of Diabetes and Hypertensionin the Caribbean

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383–92
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This report critiques the quality and availability of health information used to facilitate cost burden analysis of diabetes and hypertension in the Caribbean

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Objective: Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) are leading threats to health and well-being in the Caribbean. A study was undertaken in the latter part of 2005 to compute the economic burden of diabetes mellitus and hypertension within the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). This report critiques the quality and availability of health information which can be used to facilitate cost burden analysis of diabetes mellitus and hypertension.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

Recent Progress for the Utilization of Curcuma longa, Piper nigrum and Phoenix dactylifera Seeds against Type 2 Diabetes

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.176
Pages: 
527–32
Synopsis: 
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder which has become a global epidemic. About 60% of the world’s population uses traditional medicines derived from medicinal plants. In this review, turmeric, black pepper and date seeds are evaluated for their antidiabetic effects.

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Background: Diabetes mellitus is an important human disease afflicting many from various walks of life in different countries. Even though modern medicines contribute a variety of effective treatment options, they can have several unfavourable effects. The intention of this review is to organize and discuss various studies that have been previously conducted on the effectiveness of these herbal plants in diabetes.

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2016
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e-Published: 29 Apr, 2016

Quality of Life in Caribbean Youth with Diabetes

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250–6
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This report presenst results from the first study in the Caribbean to assess health- related quality of life in a young diabetic population using a diabetes specific quality of life scale (Diabetes-39).

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Background: As the prevalence of youth onset diabetes in Jamaica increases, the impact of this disease on Health Related Quality of life (QOL) needs to be evaluated.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

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