Title

A study on the effectiveness of ampalaya leaves decoction in lowering the blood sugar level of diabetic clients

Date of Completion

1996

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Diabetes Mellitus, Herbal Medicine, Plant Preparations

Abstract

This study utilized the quasi-experimental design. Using purposive sampling technique, 15 male and female respondents whose age ranges from 40 to 70 years old and diagnosed with a non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus were selected. A Hemo-Gluco test (Hgt) was conducted to monitor clients. Data was analyzed through mean, f-test or One-Way ANOVA and Duncan’s Multiple Range Test. The study concluded there is a significant difference in the blood sugar level of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus clients when the ampalaya leaves decoction was taken before breakfast, with controlled breakfast (sugar free) and with regular breakfast

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