Background: Diabetes has the potential to cause numerous debilitating health complications that can lower the quality of life and lead to an early death. Most often, complications are the results of unmanaged or poorly managed diabetes. This study aimed to determine self-care activities and their correlation with the quality of life in diabetes mellitus patients during the pandemic Covid-19.
Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia from June to November 2021. A sample 69 patients with type 2 diabetes was selected by purposive sampling. The dependent variable was quality of life. The independent variable was self-care activities. Quality of life was measured by the Diabetes Quality of Life (DQOL). Self-care activities were measured by the Summary Diabetes Self-Care Activities (SDSCA). The data were analyzed by Pearson correlation.
Results: High self-care activities improved quality of life in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients (r= 0.28; p=0.020).
Conclusion: High self-care activities improves quality of life in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients.