EFFECT OF HERBAL THERAPY STEEPING SALAM LEAF TO DECREASE IN BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS IN THE VILLAGE OF SUKODONO SUBDISTRICT OF SIDOARJO CITY
Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease most often occurs in the elderly due to decreased function of the pancreas which produce insulin function. The number of elderly patients with DM in the village of Tell subdistrict of Sidoarjo regency Sukodono ignorance alternative ways to control blood sugar levels. The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of herbal therapy steeping Salam leaves against a decrease in blood glucose levels in the elderly. Methods:This study design pre Experiment (One-group pre-post test design). Samples were taken using purposive sampling and obtained as many as 28 elderly Tell Rural District of Sukodono Sidoarjo. The independent variable is the herbal therapy steeping Salam leaves and the dependent variable is blood glucose levels in the elderly. Test Gluchose research instruments used for the measurement of blood sugar levels. Test data analysis using Paired T-test ρ ≤ 0.05. Results:The results showed that the steeping Salam leaves for lowering blood glucose levels in elderly people with diabetes mellitus is evidenced by the results of Test Paired t-test showed ρ = 0.000 before and after the treatment groups. Conclution:Seeing the results of this study can be concluded that the steeping Salam leaves containing astringent compounds can affect insulin sensitivity thereby stimulating the parasympathetic autonomic nerve stimulation and stimulate the release of insulin from the pancreas gland. Furthermore, the public are advised to be used as an alternative way to control blood sugar levels.
Keywords:Salam Leaf Infusion, Blood Glucose Levels, Elderly, Diabetes Mellitu
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