Gambaran Monitoring Gula Darah Kasus Diabetes Melitus di Puskesmas ‘X’ Kota Dumai

Elda Nazriati, Fifia Chandra, Izfhathaniah Izfhathaniah

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease that has 2 main targets of treatment, keeping the glucose levels within normal
range, and preventing complications. The purposed of this research is to know the description of blood glucose
monitoring consisting of fasting blood glucose, HbA1C, and self monitoring blood glucose (SMBG). This was a
qualitative research by using observation method and deep interview to ten informant. The results showed the
checkup of fasting blood glucose levels have been going well with some obstacles, for instance, running out of
glucose strips. Puskesmas ‘X’ did not perform HbA1C checkup due to unavailability of laboratory equipment. Overall
DM patients did not perform SMBG because they did not have the device, but the researchers obtained one patient
who had a device at home, but the patient still chose to check his blood glucose at the puskesmas because the low
knowledge of the patient to perform SMBG.

Keywords

blood glucose, diabetes melitus, monitoring.

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