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Athira M.S.,Little Flower Institute of Medical science and Research | Archana R.,Saveetha Medical Medical College | Sailesh K.S.,Little Flower Institute of Medical science and Research | Mukkadan J.K.,Little Flower Medical Research Center
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences | Year: 2015

The present study was undertaken to observe efficacy of vestibular stimulation in diabetes care. Diabetes was induced in the rats by injecting alloxan intraperitonially (I.P) in a single dose of 150mg/kg of body weight. Vestibular stimulation was performed for 60 days by caloric vestibular stimulation, by instilling warm (40°c) and cold water (30°c) into the external auditory meatus for group 3 and 4 respectively. The temperature difference sets up convection currents in the endolymph, with consequent motion of the cupula. Blood glucose estimation was performed by using one touch glucometer. In our pilot study we didn't observe significant effect of hot water vestibular stimulation on blood glucose levels . However cold water vestibular stimulation significantly decreased blood glucose levels on 30th and 40th day in alloxan induced diabetes rats. Cold water vestibular stimulation may be effective for diabetic patients. Major limitation of our study was low sample size. Hence we suggest further detailed study with more parameters to explode the effectiveness of vestibular stimulation in diabetic care.

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