Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020)

The Effectiveness of Diabetic Foot Exercise to Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms and Fasting Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Authors
Vellacita Graciella, Dewi Prabawati
Corresponding Author
Dewi Prabawati
Available Online 25 November 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.008How to use a DOI?
Keywords
fasting blood sugar, foot exercises, peripheral neuropathy
Abstract
Introduction: Peripheral neuropathy is a nerve disorder in the foot caused by chronic diabetes, and damage the sensory nerves. Initially, patients will complain of numbness, and gradually have an impact on the inability to feel the stimulation of pain that triggers gangrene wounds and even infections. This study aimed to determine the effect of diabetes foot exercises on the symptoms of neuropathy and fasting blood glucose in type 2 diabetes patients. Method: The study design used a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design without control group. There were 30 diabetes patients chosen using purposive sampling technique. Patients were given leg exercises for 2 weeks, 5 times per week with a duration of exercise 15-30 minutes each; neuropathy symptoms were measured using The Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) test. Results: Using the Wilcoxon statistical test, there were no significant differences in the symptoms of neuropathy pre-posttest intervention (p value = 0.83), and fasting blood glucose (p value = 0.166), however there is a MNSI’s mean score decreased of 1.43 after the intervention. In addition, the variables of gender and BMI have good correlation with the symptoms of neuropathy. Conclusion: Diabetes foot exercise could be an effective program because it help to reduce the symptoms of neuropathy even not statistically significant. It is recommended that diabetic foot exercises become one of the hospital protocols in reducing hyperglycemia and decrease DM complications such as symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
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PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/11/25
TI  - The Effectiveness of Diabetic Foot Exercise to Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms and Fasting Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
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