Effects of Yoga Therapy and Walking Therapy in Reducing Blood Sugar Levels on Diabetes Mellitus Patients in the Community


  • Wachidah Yuniartika Department of Community and Family Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Muhammadiyah University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Agus Sudaryanto Department of Community and Family Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Muhammadiyah University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Abi Muhlisin Department of Community and Family Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Muhammadiyah University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Dian Hudiyawati Department of Medical and Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Muhammadiyah University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Dimas Ria Angga Pribadi Department of Medical and Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Muhammadiyah University, Surakarta, Indonesia




Blood sugar level, Community, Diabetes mellitus, Walking, Yoga


BACKGROUND: The increasing of diabetes mellitus cases in Indonesia may be due to changes in people’s lifestyles, which is lack of exercise. Factors that may contribute to the high prevalence of diabetes mellitus sufferers other than genetics are exacerbated by environmental factors. Exercise interventions have been effective in counterbalancing diabetes complications. Yoga exerts a beneficial effect on insulin kinetics and the resulting lipid profile. Yoga helps redistribute body fat and reduces obesity which may lead to insulin resistance. In addition, other types of physical activity that can be done by diabetes mellitus patients are adequate morning walking while having scenery leisure for 30 min or more.

AIM: This study was conducted to determine the effect of yoga therapy and walking therapy on diabetes mellitus patients in the community.

METHODS: Quantitative research using randomized control trial, conducted in Gedongan Village, Baki Subdistrict, Sukoharjo Regency, involving 54 samples divided into three groups. Inclusion criteria: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, fasting glucose levels of 126 mg/dl, no complication, and no insulin therapy or diabetes medication. The outcome measured was fasting blood sugar levels. The intervention group performed therapy for 12 weeks with a duration of 3 times a week.

RESULTS: The average fasting sugar levels in the yoga group pre (217.00) post (187.72) p (0.001), the walking group averaged pre (209.89) post (193.83) p (0.001), and the control group averaged pre (221.50) post (225.17) p (0.067).

CONCLUSION: There was an effect of yoga therapy and walking therapy on reducing fasting glucose levels.


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Yuniartika W, Sudaryanto A, Muhlisin A, Hudiyawati D, Pribadi DRA. Effects of Yoga Therapy and Walking Therapy in Reducing Blood Sugar Levels on Diabetes Mellitus Patients in the Community. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Sep. 25 [cited 2022 Dec. 6];9(E):906-12. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/7104



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