Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: September | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 135-141
Effect of Aloe Vera Juice on Glucose Level among Diabetics in a Selected Old Age Home at Mangalore
Mrs. Jubee Joseph1, Ms. Gincy Joseph2, Mrs. Latha S3
1Lecturer, Fr. Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore,
2Lecturer, NitteUsha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore.
3Associate Professor, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore.
Corresponding Author: Mrs. Jubee Joseph
Background & Objectives: Diabetes mellitus is a global issue nowadays as the disease proportion and economic burden of its treatment is increasing day by day. In India the average monthly expense for a diabetic is between Rs 3000 to Rs 8000. This makes us to think about an alternate way to treat this kind of conditions. It is assumed that the anti oxidant properties of Aloe Vera help to control the hyperglycemia among diabetics, hence the study was aimed to find out the effect of Aloe Vera juice on glucose level among diabetics.
Methods: A quasi experimental study design was used. The sample comprised of 50 diabetic subjects of age group between 40-65 years irrespective of gender. The subjects were selected by purposive sampling technique and were allocated in to experimental and control group by lottery method. 20 ml of Aloe Vera juice twice daily in an empty stomach for 30 days was administered to the experimental group, where as the control group were only on their routine oral hypoglycemic agents. During the course of time, the PPBS values before the intervention, at 2nd and at 4th week were assessed and recorded.
Results : The paired “t” test was used to compare the effect of Aloe Vera juice on blood glucose level within the groups. The t calculated value is ( t cal = 2.998 and 2.76 ) greater than the t table value[ t (24,0.05)= 2.02 ] and the corresponding p values were[( 0.007 and <0.001) < 0.05] which shows that there is a difference in blood glucose level before and after the intervention of Aloe Vera at 5 % level of significance.
Conclusion: Findings of the study revealed that the administration of aloe vera juice helped in controlling the blood sugar level among Diabetics. Hence Aloe Vera can be used as an adjuvant therapy in treating patients with Diabetes.
Key words: Aloe Vera, Diabetics, Effect of Aloe Vera on blood glucose, Blood glucose levels.