Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2020)
Combination of alkaline water consumption and acupressure for fasting blood sugar levels in patientsdiabetes mellitus type II
Author(s): Ni Komang Winda Dwi Latri, Mardiyono, Budi Widiyanto
Abstract: Background:diabetes mellitus is characterized by increased blood sugar levels. One complementary used to control blood sugar levels of diabetics mellitus is alkaline water consumption and acupressure. Purpose: To analyze the effectiveness of the combination of alkaline water consumption and acupressure to lower fasting blood sugar levels of type II diabetes mellitus. Method:This study true exsperimental research approach using pre-test and post-test control group design involving 56 patients who seek treatment at the Public Health Center Kediri, West Lombok drawn at random by stratified random sampling combination permuted block. 28 respondents into groups has been the combination and control groups. Data were analyzed by t-Test Dependent and Independent t-Test Results: The results showed that the mean fasting blood glucose levels in the combination group experienced a decrease of 148.36 mg / dl to 104.54 mg / dl with a mean value of delta -43.8214 mg / dl (p = 0.000). The mean fasting blood sugar control group also decreased from 142.75 mg / dl to 124.93 mg / dl with a mean value of delta -17.8214 mg / dl (p = 0.000). Statistical test results showed that the mean fasting blood glucose levels in the combination group and control after being given treatment there is a significant difference (p = 0.000). Conclusion: The combination of alkaline water consumption and acupressure effective in lowering fasting blood sugar levels of type II diabetes mellitus.