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Effectiveness of Alkali Water Consumption to Reduce Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

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DOI: 10.4236/jdm.2017.74020    971 Downloads   2,734 Views

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Background: Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have become a public health problem, globally, regionally, nationally and locally. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) that took a lot of attention was diabetes mellitus. In Indonesia diabetes mellitus is a serious threat to health development. Efforts developed to overcome the problems of diabetes mellitus type 2 is to apply four pillars of therapy namely education, nutrition therapy, physical activity and pharmacology. However, these efforts have not been able to achieve optimal results due to many obstacles encountered. One of the non-pharmacological treatments that can be utilized is to consume alkaline water to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus type 2. Methods: The research design used was quasy experiment with pre-post control group design approach. The variables observed in this study were random blood sugar changes in people with diabetes mellitus type 2 prior to intervention and after intervention. Intervention is given over a period of 14 days. To measure the demand of drinking water on the respondents, the measurement was done using Water Drink Reminder - Hydro application. The alkaline water used in this study is alkaline water produced from Kangen Water Type SD501 Platinum Machine. Test analysis used is paired t test to determine the effectiveness of alkaline water consumption to decrease random blood sugar level of diabetes mellitus type 2. To know the difference of effectiveness of alkaline water consumption to decrease of blood sugar level, it uses one way anova test with significance value α: 0.05. Results: From result of the one way anova test with significance value α: 0.05, we have got significance 0.039. Since the significance probability value is 0.039 < 0.05, the research hypothesis is accepted which means that there is a significant difference in the level of random blood sugar of diabetes mellitus type 2 performed by using four kinds of intervention of alkaline water treatment (Alkali Water PH 7.0, PH 8.0, PH 9.5 and PH 9.5 and PH 11.5) for a period of 14 days. Conclusion: Support from health personnel and adherence to diabetes mellitus is required to utilize alkaline water as nonpharmacologic therapy to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. To achieve maximum results from nonfarmakologi therapy performed, people with diabetes mellitus type 2 should routinely consume antidiabetic drugs provided by health personnel and always strive for a healthy life.

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Siswantoro, E. , Purwanto, N. and  , S. (2017) Effectiveness of Alkali Water Consumption to Reduce Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, 7, 249-264. doi: 10.4236/jdm.2017.74020.

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