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The Correlation Between Body Mass Index and Self-Efficacy with Blood Glucose Level in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Background: To prevent diabetes mellitus complications while improving the quality of life of people with diabetes, treatment pillars of diabetes should be well carried out. Among the components of the treatment pillars is education related self-efficacy of the patients. The objective of the research was to analyze the correlation between body mass index and self-efficacy with blood glucose level (BGL) of the people suffering from Diabetes mellitus type 2 in community Health Center of Tuntungan, Medan of Sumatera Utara Province. Method: The research design was a descriptive analytic with cross sectional approach and the sample collection technique was consecutive sampling to 83 patients. The respondents of this study were patients with diabetes type 2 treated at the community health center of Tuntungan, Medan. The primary data collected were analyzed using Pearson correlation Test. Result: The results showed that there is a significant correlation between body mass index and blood glucose level (r : 0.900; p < 0.05) and there is a significant relationship between self efficacy and blood glucose level of diabetic patients (r : 0893; p < 0.05). Conclusion: Good self efficacy of patients with diabetes type 2 will make diabetic patients become healthier by controlling their BGL and weight to have a better quality of life.
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Keywords: Blood Glucose; Body Mass Index; Diabetes Mellitus; Medan; Self Efficacy

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Sumatera Utara University, Medan 20155, Indonesia

Publication date: April 1, 2017

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