Background- India, a country experiencing rapid socio economical progress and urbanization, carries a considerable share of the global diabetes burden. Studies in different parts of India have demonstrated as escalating prevalence of diabetes not only in urban populations, but also in rural populations as a result of the urbanization of lifestyle parameters.1 Aims and Objectives- To determine the prevalence rates of diabetes mellitus in Valam Village. Material and Methods- In Oct 2014, one community-based diabetes camp was set up in Valam Village, Dist: Mehsana, Gujarat State. All individuals, irrespective of age and sex who visited the camp were requested to participate in the study. Those who agreed were screened for diabetes and those found to have the disease were referred. Verbal informed consent was obtained from all participants at the examination site. Result- A total 206 subjects were screened for Diabetes Mellitus. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus was higher among age group 56-75 years (44.17%). It was more prevalent among Male (72.33%) than female. Prevalent rate were lower among People who Illiterate, which was 6.79%. In area of occupation, diabetes mellitus were more prevalent among farmers (41.26%). 104 (50.48%) subjects were having BSL above 110 mg/dl which shows Increased Blood Sugar Level. Conclusion- It was concluded from the findings of the camp study that diabetes mellitus were prevalent among people of Valam village, Mehsana.
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Rajesh Joshi. A Descriptive Study of the Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus among Peoples residing in Valam Village, Mehsana, Gujarat. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2020; 10(1):23-24. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00005.1