The Effects of SKT1 SKT2 and SKT3 Meditation Therapy on Blood Sugar Levels among Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Patients at Non-communicable Diseases Clinic, Nong Sue District, Pathum Thani Province
Keywords:SKT meditation therapy, Non-insulin-dependent diabetes, Blood sugar level, Hemoglobin A1c
Diabetes mellitus is one of the leading causes of death and high public health costs. This quasiexperimental research aimed to study the effect of SKT technique 1, 2 and 3 meditation therapyin reducing
blood sugar level by comparing fasting blood sugar 6-8 hours and cumulative blood sugar level before and
after SKT meditation therapy. The sample consisted of non-insulin dependent diabetesmellitus patients with
cumulative mean plasma glucose > 7 mg% (HbA1c ) obtained from the hospital database. The study was taken
in the period from January 2021 to April 2021 by simple random sampling. They were divided into two groups:
the experimental group 115 and the control group 115.
The research instrument consisted personal data and SKT technique 1, 2 and 3 meditation Therapy
Program. Personal Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and compared the cumulative blood glucose and fasting blood glucose level 6-8 hours using t-test statistics.
Before practicing SKT technique 1, 2 and 3 meditation therapy, the mean 6-8 hours fasting blood sugar
(FBS) 146.91 mg/dL (S.D. = 25.46) in the experimental group and 140.20 mg/dL(S.D. = 27.04) in the
control group and cumulative blood sugar (HbA1c) of the experimental group 7.94 mg%.(S.D. = 0.50) and
the control group 8.00 mg% (S.D. = 0.56) which is no different
After 12 weeks of practicing SKT technique 1, 2 and 3 meditation therapy, the mean 6-8 hours fasting
blood sugar in experimental group is 111.54 mg/dL (S.D. = 10.86) and 143.44 mg/dL (S.D. = 25.22) in the
control group which are significantly different at p-value = .05 (t = -10.07, p = 0.00). The mean of cumulative
blood sugar after practicing are 7.14 mg% (S.D. = 0.52) and 7.98 mg% (S.D. = 0.70) in the experimental and
the control groups , which are significantly different at p-value = .05 (t = 12.28, p = 0.00).
The practicing of SKT technique 1, 2 and 3 meditation therapy canreduce blood sugar level. It can be
used to complement current treatments in the health care of diabetic patients. This may be used as an
alternative approach to caring for other groups of diabetes patients.
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