Vol. 9, Issue 4, Part A (2021)
Efficiency of Aloe vera juice on diabetes mellitus: An interventional study
Author(s): Jagadeeswari J and Sharmila J
Abstract: Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose which leads over time to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves. World Health Organization (WHO) defined About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, the majority living in low-and middle-income countries, and 1.6 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year. Aloe vera juice is used as a non-pharmacological approach in order to reduce blood glucose level. The present study aims to assess the effectiveness of Aloe vera juice on blood glucose level among Diabetes Mellitus Patients. A quantitative quasi-experimental research design was conducted among 30 Diabetes Mellitus Patients. Purposive sampling technique was used to select samples. Semi-structured interview was used to collect demographic data and Accu check Glucometer was used to assess the blood glucose level. The experimental group was given Aloe vera juice for one week. After one week, the blood glucose level was re-assessed. The study depicts that the posttest mean score of blood glucose level in the experimental group was 110.93 with standard deviation 12.48 and the posttest mean score of blood glucose level in the control group was 175.60 with standard deviation 48.05. The calculated student independent ‘t’ test value of t = 5.044 was found to be statistically significant at p<0.001 level. This clearly infers that there was significant improvement was observed in the post test level of blood glucose level among Diabetes Mellitus patients in the experimental group which clearly indicates that Aloe vera was found to be effective in reducing blood glucose level among Diabetes Mellitus patients in the experimental group than the control group.
How to cite this article:
Jagadeeswari J, Sharmila J. Efficiency of Aloe vera juice on diabetes mellitus: An interventional study. Int J Herb Med 2021;9(4):01-04.