Abstract: Food consumption is the most important factor in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. Eating healthy foods and receiving nutrients from all food groups is the key to diabetes prevention. The task of controlling ones diet to combat diabetes is difficult for many patients. The food restrictions, regulated activities, modern medical practices and expenses for treatment have burdened both patients and their spouses. Isarn local wisdom food eating habits and treatment is an option that is practical and suitable for diabetes treatment. Thai foods, especially indigenous Northeastern Thailand or Isarn dishes can help prevent and treat diabetes. Isarn foods are low in fat and full of nutrients. There are also herbal remedies which are gaining popularity and scientific research. But relying on food diets and local remedies alone is not enough to provide a complete solution to care and treatment. Modernization and hurried lifestyles have limited the amount and variety of natural resources and diversity of foods. But the unity of community members and the support of government agencies combined with Isarn local wisdom has resulted in the development of treatment models for diabetes. The developed models include guidelines for The Individual, Group and Public Models. Supporting activities have also been created to educate, expand and exchange the knowledge, facts and treatment options to diabetic patients and their communities.
Chomanart Plaengmarn , Wirat Parnsila and Paiboon Boonchai , 2008. Development Model for Diabetic Patients Using Isarn Local Wisdom Food Eating Habits. The Social Sciences, 3: 516-520.