J Agric Med Community Health.  2008 Jun;33(1):71-81.

Blood Glucose Change and the Impact of Participation in Diabetes Mellitus Class of a Public Health Center

Affiliations
  • 1Graduate School of Public Health, Kyungpook National University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine and Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Korea. parkks@gnu.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
Recently the care of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease is important as much as that of cancer care in public health, so the control of diabetes mellitus(DM) which is a risk factor of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease has been also important consideration. This study was carried out to investigate the blood glucose change of the participants in diabetes mellitus class(DM class) of a health center.
METHODS
Study subjects were 54 participants of DM class in a health center that had been held once a month, from January 2005 to March 2006.
RESULTS
Among the DM class participants, 67.3% participated by 50% or over in the DM class. After DM class, the level of random blood sugar decreased from 176mg/dl to 156mg/dl in DM class participants(p<0.05). In a comparison between more than 50% participation group and less than 50% participation group, more than 50% participation group got decreased level of blood sugar from 182mg/dl to 155mg/dl and less than 50% participation group also got decreased level from 172mg/dl to 156mg/dl. But there was no statistically significant difference between two groups.
CONCLUSION
DM class of health center was effective program to manage diabetes mellitus patients in community.

Keyword

Diabetes Mellitus; Health center; Education
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