Probing the Therapeutic Effects of Bamboo Shoots Supplementation on Diabetic Male and Female Patients

Therapeutic Effects of Bamboo Shoots in Diabetic Subject


  • Laraib Imdad
  • M Adeel Alam Shah Independent Medical College Faisalabad
  • Javaid Hassan
  • Dr. Farhat Humayun
  • Dr. Ayesha Sadiq
  • Mavish Javed



Objectives: To check whether bamboo shoots helps to lower blood glucose level in type II diabetic patients.

Methodology: Prospective experimental study was conducted in district Faisalabad from January to march 2016 after approval from ethical committee and advance study & research board University of Agriculture Faisalabad. All Samples were collected from Allied Hospital Faisalabad and Family Polyclinic Faisalabad. Both male and female with type II diabetes mellitus with different age groups (ranging from 40 to 60+ years) were included in the study and exclusion criteria were applied. Fine grinded bamboo-shoot powder prepared in UAF Lab was supplemented in cookies at different doses and was given to them. Blood sugar level was monitored at different intervals from 0 to 120 minutes. Data was recorded.

Results: Study was comprised of 20 male and 20 female diabetic subjects with mean and SD age 51 ± 0.78 years. Current result revealed that blood glucose level was decreased gradually in 120 minutes of period after eating bamboo shoots supplemented cookies as compared to control group. It was noted that increased dose of bamboo shoots lowers the blood glucose concentration with significant difference. Lowest blood glucose concentration was observed after taking highest dose of bamboo shoots of 20 gram (T10 dose) (p value 0.00). The results showed highest score for G.I for T0 (79.19±2.74) and the lowest for T10 (64.68±1.78), representing the consumption bamboo shoot significantly reduces glycemic index (p value = 0.00).

Conclusion: Glycemic control was improving with increasing the dose of bambooshoot in cookies.




How to Cite

Imdad, L., Shah, M. A. A., Hassan, J., Humayun, D. F. ., Sadiq, D. A. ., & Javed, M. . (2022). Probing the Therapeutic Effects of Bamboo Shoots Supplementation on Diabetic Male and Female Patients: Therapeutic Effects of Bamboo Shoots in Diabetic Subject. Journal of Aziz Fatimah Medical & Dental College, 4(1).