Paper Title
Impact of Lifestyle Modification Counseling on Quality of Life of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients using Appraisal Scale of Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is not only increased mortality and morbidity but it also promotes poor quality of life. It can be life threatening if not prevented. Life style modification is a key component to achieving good glycemic control and improves quality of life of patients. This study conducted to evaluate the impact of lifestyle modification counseling on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) patientís Quality of Life (QoL).This study included 200 patients with T2DM from Delhi Diabetes Research Center (DDRC), New Delhi. Patients were divided into two groups. First group received lifestyle modification counseling with pharmacological treatment and second group received only pharmacological treatment. QoL of both group measured through appraisal of diabetes scale. Both groups were followed at baseline and 6th months and data were analyzed through SPSS software for mean, SD and paired sample t-test. This study results demonstrated that lifestyle intervention counseling was effective and significantly improved the glycemic control and QoL of T2DM patients those received lifestyle modifications counseling as compare to patients received only pharmacological treatment. Index terms: Lifestyle modification, Quality of life, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Appraisal scale of diabetes