Srilankan adult cam
Questionnaire comprised of questions divided into the 3 domains of demographic data, diabetes related information and information on use of complementary and alternative medicine.(CAM) Demographic data included age, gender, occupation, the diabetes related information included duration of diabetes, presence of complications, current anti-diabetic medication, last reported Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) and Hb A1C and the presence of hypoglycaemic episodes.There is a rapidly growing trend towards the use of Complementary and Alternative Medical practices in Diabetes.Sri Lanka is a developing Asian nation with a rich culture of Ayurvedic and native medical culture.Adult is committed to providing a safe and anonymous environment where individuals can distribute and market their own adult products, services and content.Those who seek to avail themselves of such services can maintain their requirements online and browse the services on offer with ease.
Female gender was significantly associated with CAM use (p = 0.01), while the age, duration of diabetes, presence of co-morbidities and complications of diabetes failed to show a significant association.The incidence of chronic illnesses has increased worldwide.Diabetes is one such illness and 80% of the diabetic population lives in the developing world.Medicinal plants, which are considered a prominent component of CAMs, still play a prominent role in human health care worldwide.
During the last few years, even in the absence of good supporting evidence, the United States alone has recorded an increase of 380% in the use of herbal remedies .The questionnaire was designed following review of the traditional practices in the local community. A 2 stage sampling design was undertaken, with an initial pilot test being administered to 25 subjects to establish face validity and identify any questions that needed rephrasing.