Reflexology On Blood Sugar Levels In Patients With Diabetes Mellitus: Literature Review

Authors

  • Rahardyan Dika Wiratama RSPAL dr.Ramelan, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
  • Abdul Muhith Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Nahdlatul Ulama University Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
  • Chilyatiz Zahro Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Nahdlatul Ulama University Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55018/janh.v5i2.157

Keywords:

Blood Sugar, Diabetes Mellitus, Reflexology

Abstract

Background: Diabetes mellitus is a disease that often causes chronic complications if not handled properly and is characterized by an increase in blood sugar levels. This literature review aims to determine the effect of reflexology on blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Methods: The method used in this article is a literature review using a journal database from Science Direct and Google Scholar from 2020 to 2023 with the keywords "Reflexology" or "Reflexology," "Blood glucose" or "Blood sugar levels," and "Diabetes Mellitus"

Results: obtained results of 1,070 articles. Articles were selected according to the criteria, and ten articles were ready to be reviewed.  Reflexology affects lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes mellitus by doing it regularly for 20-30 minutes 12 times.

Conclusion: Doing a physical activity, one of which is applying Reflexology 12 times in 3 sessions for four weeks, can control blood sugar levels

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Rahardyan Dika Wiratama, RSPAL dr.Ramelan, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Background: Diabetes mellitus is a disease that often causes chronic complications if not handled properly and is characterized by an increase in blood sugar levels. This literature review aims to determine the effect of reflexology on blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Methods: The method used in this article is a literature review using a journal database from Science Direct and Google Scholar from 2020 to 2023 with the keywords "Reflexology" or "Reflexology," "Blood glucose" or "Blood sugar levels," and "Diabetes Mellitus"

Results: obtained results of 1,070 articles. Articles were selected according to the criteria, and ten articles were ready to be reviewed.  Reflexology affects lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes mellitus by doing it regularly for 20-30 minutes 12 times.

Conclusion: Doing a physical activity, one of which is applying Reflexology 12 times in 3 sessions for four weeks, can control blood sugar levels

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Published

2023-12-27

How to Cite

Wiratama, R. D. ., Muhith, A., & Zahro, C. (2023). Reflexology On Blood Sugar Levels In Patients With Diabetes Mellitus: Literature Review. Journal of Applied Nursing and Health, 5(2), 276–286. https://doi.org/10.55018/janh.v5i2.157