THE EFFECTIVITY OF PARE TEA TO REDUCE THE BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL OF THEELDERLY PEOPLE WITH DIABETES MELLITUS IN REKSO WERDOINTEGRATED HEALTH POST (POSYANDU) OF WONOKROMO SUBDISTRICT SUROBOYO
Keywords:Pare Tea, Blood sugar level
Diabetes can spread throughout the ages, from children to the elderly. The benefit of pare for diabetes can effectively decrease blood sugar level. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of giving Pare tea on the decrease of blood sugar level in the elderly Integrated Health Post (Posyandu) of ReksoWerdo RW 03 WonokromoSubdistrict Surabaya. The study design was a Quasy-Experiment, with its population of all diabetes mellitus patients in ReksoWerdo Integrated Health Post (Posyandu), RW 3, WonokromoSubdistrict Surabaya. The sample was 19 people, divided into 2 groups: 10 treated group and 9 control group that were taken by probability sampling of simple random sampling technique. The independent variable was giving pare tea (Tere), and the dependent variable was blood sugar level. The data collection instrument was the observation sheet. The data processing included editing, coding, processing, cleaning, and tabulating. The data were analyzed by using Mann-Whitney test with α <0.05. The result showed that most of the treatment group experienced a decrease in blood sugar levels, while for the control group that did not drink pare tea, half of the respondents experienced an increase in blood sugar levels. The result of the analysis using Mann-Whitney Test obtained ρ = 0.001 <α (0.05), so H0 was rejected, it means that Pare Tea (TERE) was effective to decreaseblood sugar level. Pare Tea (TERE) was effective to decrease blood sugar level, so it is suggested for the respondents to consume pare tea to prevent continual diabetes.