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Medico-Legal Update
Year : 2019, Volume : 19, Issue : 1
First page : ( 234) Last page : ( 237)
Print ISSN : 0971-720X. Online ISSN : 0974-1283.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-1283.2019.00047.1

Effect of Alkaline Water Consumption on Decreasing Blood Sugar Levels of Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Agustanti Dwi1,*, Purbianto1

1Health Polytechnic of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia

*Corresponding Author: Dwi Agustanti Health Polytechnic of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia Jl. Soekarno-Hatta, 1 & 6, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia Email: dwiagustanti@poltekkes-tjk.ac.id

Online published on 28 February, 2019.

Abstract

Day by day the number of patients with diabetes mellitus is increasing. In this case, patients must always take medication in order to control their blood sugar levels. In the community, it was found that there were still many patients who were unable to control their sugar levels because they were bored to take medical drugs. One alternative therapy that has become a trend now is to consume alkaline water (pH = 8.5–9.5). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of alkaline water consumption on blood sugar levels of diabetes mellitus patients in the working area of ​​Tulang Bawang 1 Health Center, Tulang Bawang Regency. This research was a pre-experimental study with one group pre-post test design approach. The population of this study were all people suffering from diabetes mellitus in the work area of ​​the Tulang Bawang 1 Health Center, with a population size of 86 people. The sample size was 50 people selected by purposive sampling technique. The collected data was presented descriptively in the form of mean values, then the hypothesis was tested using T-Test. The mean blood sugar levels of the patients before being given the intervention were 285.58 gr/dl. The mean blood sugar levels of the patients after being given the intervention (2 liters of alkaline water for 1 week) were 233.34 g/dl. It was known that there has been an average decline in blood sugar levels of 51.84 gr/dl. T-test shows that p-value was 0.000 (<0.001), so it was interpreted that alkaline water consumption can reduce blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus patients in the working area of ​​Tulang Bawang 1 Health Center, Tulang Bawang Regency. It is recommended that further research be carried out to find out more about the most effective fluid time and volume. In addition, people are expected to consume alkaline water as an alternative therapy in order to control blood sugar levels.

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Keywords

Diabetes mellitus, Blood sugar, Alkaline water.

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