Volume 18, No 1, 2021
Android based Diabetic Manager to Enhance Compliance and to Control Blood Glucose Level among Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
Heru Supriyatno, Dwi Ari Murti Widigdo and Wiwin Renny Rahmawati
Android Based Diabetic Manager (ABDM) is an application used for diabetic patients to control their diet. This application is an easy way to remind them in consuming foods and giving them alert when its necessary calories have been achieved. This study was conducted in response to technological developments in the Era 4.0 to help people with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus through diet control that can be done independently. This study was conducted in the city of Magelang aimed to evaluate whether using ABMD was effective to improve patients adherence in their diet and to control their blood glucose levels. This experimental study was using pre test and post test with control group design. By using simple random sampling, 52 people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus recruited in this study devided into two groups, ABDM group and control group. The Pearson Chi-Square test result showed that there was significantly different between ABDM group and control group in the status of blood glucose control and patient adherence with p value was 0.048and 0.000 respectively (p value <0.05). This result indicated that H0 was rejected and H1 was accepted, which could be interpreted that Android based Diabetic Managerapplication influenced the status of blood sugar control and improved the patient adherence in managing their diet. Android based Diabetic Managerapplication influenced the status of blood sugar control and improved the patient adherence in managing their diet. Recomendation was made to conduct future study in the wider Diabetes community by adding more complete types of menu list and its variations in the Android based Diabetic Manager.
Keywords: Android, Diabetes, Manager, Blood Glucose Level, Compliance.