Background: This epidemiological study is to assess the diabetes risk and nutritional status and stating their association among healthy students of graduation and under graduation in between age 18 to 24 years. Objectives: To predict and assess the diabetes risk, nutritional status and assess the association between diabetes and nutritional status. Methods: The study was designed to be a cross-sectional study. It was conducted in students of graduation and under graduation in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh over one month from 1st October to 1st November which includes 57 students. 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 collected data from 57 students out of the 31 (54.38%) were males and 26 (45.21%) were females. Diabetes risk assessed by using IDRS, AUSDRISK tool, nutritional status by Using MNA-SF and shown that malnutrition having impact on diabetes risk. Conclusion: We came to a temporary conclusion that most of the students have moderate to low risk of diabetes mellitus. Students who are at risk of malnourishment and malnourished having moderate to high risk of diabetes mellitus.
Key words: Diabetes risk, Nutritional status, IDRS, AUSDRISK, MNA-SF, Students.