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Periwinkle (Catharantus roseus) and Serpentina (Andrographis paniculata) plant extracts as an Anti-diabetic Drug on Alloxan-induced
Albino Rats (Rattus norvegicus)

Life Science

Researchers:
*Angelou M. Dela Cruz
Taze Jared D. Abubo
Angelica V. Calma
Zeus Jovette M. Manalastas
Joab C. Fernando
Lanz Martin Solano
Gian Paulo D. Magnaye
Jovanni Estrada
Nesly Santos
Wilbern Apat
Monica Maddara

Research Adviser:
Mr. Earl Francis C. Merilles

Research Consultant:
Mr. Raymond Jay Mazo

San Bartolome High School, Quezon City, Philippines

Acknowledgement

First of all, we would like to thank and praise the Almighty God who guides us on whatever we work for and gives us patience, guidance, precision and accuracy while working on our experiment with our laboratory partners. This study will not be possible without HIS help. Also, we want to acknowledge and make gratitude for those people especially to our parents, Mr. and Ms., who support on what we did, welcomed to their home as the center of the work and who helped us to make our investigatory project completed, possible, successful and finished as their guidance has been a great value in this study. We would like also to express our deep and sincere gratitude to our Research adviser, Mr. Earl Francis C. Merilles, his wide knowledge about the guidelines of the investigatory project writing, curiosity, and his logical way of thinking have been of great value for us. His understanding, encouraging and personal guidance have provided a good basis for the present investigatory project. We also want to give appreciation to Ms. Aida Montiging, Mr. Raul Ortiz and Ms. Teresita E. Guevarra from the Bureau of Plant Industry, for helping us in the verification and finalization of the species we used.

THE RESEARCHERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

* Title Page……………………………………………………………....…………………1 * Acknowledgement……………………..……………………………………...………….2 * Table of Contents………………………………….……………………………..………3 * Chapter 1 – Introduction……………………………………….……………….………4 * Background of the Study…………………………………………..……….....…4 * Statement of the Problem…………………………………...………………......5 * Hypothesis…………………………………………………………...……………5 * Significance of the Study……………..…………………………………..……...6 * Scope and Limitations…………………..…………………………………...…6 * Definition of Terms……………………………...……………………………...7 * Chapter 2 – Review of Related Literature……………………………..……………..8 * Chapter 3 – Methodology……………………………………..………………………..12 * Research Paradigm…...………………………………………………………...15

Chapter 1: Introduction
A. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Humans do really crave for sugars for they are sweet and brings most of the energy that we needed during our cellular respiration, which is responsible for converting oxygen and other compounds such as sugar, amino acids, and fatty acids into a usable ATP, and we admit that sweet taste is our favorite flavor. But the statistics is alarming that 1 out of 3 people suffer from disease caused by too much intake of sugar. This disease is identified as Diabetes Mellitus, or simply known as Diabetes , a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycaemic, glucoseurea and negative nitrogen balance and it is mainly due to lack of insulin secretion in beta cells of pancreas and desensitization of insulin receptors for insulin. It is a global concern that cuts across geographical boundaries regardless of race, sex, status and age. Some of its serious effects are disability, poor quality of life and premature death. Diabetes is the most prevalent disease in the world affecting 25% of population and an estimated number of adults living with this disease has soared to 366 million, representing 8.3% of the global adult populations, This number is projected to increase to 552 million people by 2030, or 9.9% of adults (Diabetes Atlas 5th Edition , 2011). In the Philippines, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 3.4% in 2003 and 4.8% in 2004....
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