The Profiles of Blood Pressure and Blood glucose Level among the Elderly in “Y” Village, Gresik, Indonesia
Keywords:blood glucose level, diabetes, elderly people, hypertension
Elderly people is someone who has the age of 60 years or more. In old age physiological functions decrease
due to degenerative processes (aging), resulting in many non-communicable diseases. Non-communicable
diseases in the elderly include hypertension, stroke, diabetes mellitus and arthritis or rheumatism. The
prevalence of hypertension and diabetes in the district of Gresik is quite high. The aims of this community
service was to find out the profile of blood pressure and blood glucose levels of the elderly in “Y” Village,
Gresik District. This study was a descriptive study with a cross-sectional design. The sampling method
uses accidental sampling technique, which is 60 elderly people who come at the health examination. Sixty
elderly people measured blood pressure and blood glucose level. The measurement results showed that the
elderly blood pressure in Y village had 50% blood pressure in the hypertension stage 1 and 2, 23% in the pre
hypertension category, and 27% had normal blood pressure. While the results of measuring 22% of blood
glucose levels had blood glucose level in the Diabetes Melitus category which is ?200 mg / dl, 58% have
blood glucose levels in the category of 90-199 mg / dl and 20% had normal blood glucose levels. This study
concludes that most of the elderly in Y Village are suffering from hypertension and having non-DM blood
glucose level. Conclusion of this research is elderly people in Y Village has hypertension and blood glucose
level in the category of not yet diabetes.
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