*Corresponding author:Ankit Mahajan, School of Biotechnology, University of Jammu, J&K, 180006 India
Received: April 20, 2018; Published: May 11,2018
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The present study evaluates the risk of development of Type 2 Diabetes in the population of Jammu region of J&K using Indian Diabetes Risk Score (IDRS). A detailed scoring pattern where in two modifiable (waist and hip circumference) and two nonmodifiable risk factors (age and family history) were taken into consideration. The results confirmed that almost 50% of the studied population has a very high risk score towards development of T2D. Obese (62%) and pre-obese (56%) participants belonged to the high risk category according to IDRS. More diabetics (54%) compared to non-diabetics (35%) belonged to the high risk IDRS category. In conclusion, IDRS is a simple, fast, non-invasive, inexpensive and a reliable tool to identify the risk of developing T2D in the population of Jammu and Kashmir. Obese and Pre-obese subjects have high risk category of development of T2D.
Keywords: Type 2 Diabetes; Risk score; Age; Obese; BMI
Abbreviation:IDRS: Indian Diabetes Risk Score; T2D: Type 2 Diabetes