International Journal of Medicine and Public Health,2020,10,4,198-201.
Background: Diabetes Mellitus is a major public and clinical health concern. It is a basic knowledge that T2DM causes a serious decline in normal Quality Of Life, where late identification in later ages is the major challenge. The main motive of this study was to evaluate a pre-existing multivariate risk factors for the development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in youth. Objectives: To predict and assess the risk and risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Methods: The study was designed to be a cross-sectional epidemiological study. It was conducted in the students of graduation and under graduation courses in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh over 6 months from 1st September to 1st February which includes 2524 students with a response rate of 92.5%. Students are enrolled based on Inclusion and exclusion criteria. Specially designed data collection form used to obtain the data required for the study. Results: In our study we have collected data from 2524 students where, 1088 students (34.50%) were males and 1435 (65.49%) were females. Diabetes risk was assessed using validated tool, Indian Diabetes Risk Score. Conclusion: We came to a conclusion that most of the students have moderate to low risk of diabetes mellitus, with significantly contributing risk factors like family history, low PA.