Relationship between Food Security with Sugar Level and Blood Pressure in Diabetes Type 2 in Tehran

Zehni Moghadam, Amirhossein and Javadi, maryam and Mohammad pourasl, Asghar (2016) Relationship between Food Security with Sugar Level and Blood Pressure in Diabetes Type 2 in Tehran. Electronic Physician, 8 (12). pp. 3398-3402.

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Introduction: Food security has been defined as the “availability, stability, access and utilization of safe foods”. Diabetes has been known as one of the biggest health and medical problems throughout the world and is clearly related to lifestyle, and particularly, improper food consumption. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between food security with sugar and blood pressure in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes who refer to diabetes centers in Tehran. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 on type 2 diabetes patients in Tehran, Iran. From two diabetes centers in the eastern and southern parts of Tehran, 243 type 2 diabetes patients were selected. Necessary information (demographic and food security information) about all the studied persons was collected using the standard questionnaire verified by US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The data was analyzed by SPSS version 16, statistical comparisons were made using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Chi-square and Tukey tests and a significant level of <0.05. Results: Most subjects were female (68.7%). There was no significant relationship between gender and food security (p=0.372). No significant relation was observed between food security and fasting blood pressure, HbA1C, and systolic blood pressure (p>0.05), but there was a significant relationship between food security and diastolic blood pressure (p= 0.030). Conclusions: According to the relationship between diastolic blood pressure and food security and the role of blood pressure in the irreparable diabetic complications, it is recommended to perform appropriate food advice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RN Health > RN1005 Health Sciences in Nutrition
R Medicine > RN Health > RN1006 Health and food safety
Divisions: University Portal > research center > qcrdu
Depositing User: pr qcrdu research
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 08:16
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 08:16
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6281

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