Characteristics and Lifestyle in Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Mila Triana Sari1), Haflin2)


1)Study Program of Professional Nursing, School of Health Sciences Baiturrahim

2)Department Pharmacy, Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health Jambi




Background: Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder caused by malfunction­ing pancreatic beta cells and insulin resistance. This study aimed to describe the characteristics and lifestyles of diabetes mellitus patients.

Subjects and Method: A descriptive study was conducted at Putri Ayu health center. A sample of 81 patients with diabetes mellitus were selected by purposive sampling. The data were collected by questionnaire and described in frequency (n) and percent (%).

Results: Most of the patients’ age were ranged from 55 to 65 years (40.7%), female (72.8%), had secondary education (67.9%), worked (59.3%), and suffered from DM >1 year, and as many as 59.3% had a good lifestyle.

Conclusion: Half of the study subjects have a good lifestyle in patients with Diabetes Mellitus.

Keywords: characteristics, lifestyle, diabetes mellitus

Correspondence: Mila Triana Sari. Study Program of Professional Nursing, School of Health Sciences Baiturrahim. Jl. Prof. M. Yamin 30, Jambi, Indonesia. Email: Mobile: 081314022355.


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