Efficacy of Oral Protein Supplementation “PRO 360 Diabetic” on Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients-A Pilot study
Author(s): Rajesh Kesavan, Changam Sheela Sasikumar, Yuwanesh Thirunawkkarasu
Foot ulcers are the main source of morbidity and a leading cause of hospitalization for persons suffering from diabetes. There is a steady increase in type 2 diabetes globally, especially among young and obese people. The main objective of the study is to assess the efficacy of oral supplementation “Pro360 Diabetic” a nutrition supplement in diabetic foot ulcers a complication predominant in diabetes. The subjects were randomly divided into two groups. Group 1 received Pro 360 coffee flavor Protein supplement and Group 2 received Pro360 Badam flavour Protein supplement daily for a period of 3 months. The following parameters CBC, HbA1c, Lipid profile, Urea, Creatinine and Total Protein were analyzed at baseline and every visit. The data obtained along with the patients’ age and gender was subjected to statistical analysis by SPSS to evaluate the efficacy of supplement in foot ulcer patients. The results showed that there is statistical variation in the clinical variables of both the groups and badam flavor is found to be better than coffee flavor. It can be inferred that p value <0.05 is statistically significant for total protein on 0th day and 90th day related to age. In conclusion Pro 360 diabetic with micronutrients can be implemented as oral protein supplement in diabetic foot ulcer patients but further studies need to be conducted.