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

 

ABSTRACT

 

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: milatrianasari73@-gmail.com. Mobile: 081314022355.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/ICPHepidemiology.FP.08.2021.10

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