Perception The Role Of Dalihan Na Tolu Traditional In Prevention Of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Among High Risk Population

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Soep , Albiner Siagian , Fazidah A. Siregar , Erna Mutiara


Prevalence of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Padangsidimpuan regency remains high. Currently, the controlling of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus have not involved yet cultural approach. This study aimed to explore the role of  Dalihan Na Tolu  traditional  in preventing type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among high risk groups population in Padangsidimpuan City. This is a qualitative study with a phenomenological approach. Informants in this study consisted of high risk people as many as 16 people based on Findrisc Score.  Data was collected using indepth interview and then analyzed by content analysis. The results of this study found two themes, namely (1) the role and function of Dalian Na Tolu, (2)  efforts and support of Dalihan Na Tolu traditional for type 2 Diabetes Mellitus prevention. It was concluded that appling Dalihan Na Tolu traditional could motivate high risk population towards healthy life style. Therefore, it could avoid the disease progress to type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.  It was suggested that Dalihan Na Tolu traditional could be integrated in the prevention program of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

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