Blood Glucose Level And Candida spp. Growth In Elderly Diabetes Melitus Patients
Keywords:Diabetes mellitus, glucose level, Candida spp, candidiasis
AbstractDiabetes mellitus is a presdisposing factor against infection, especially in orofacial area. Infectious diseases are more frequent serious in patients with diabetes mellitus, which potentially increases their morbimortality. The more frequent oral mucosa infection of DM patients is candidiasis which caused by Candida spp. This research is aimed to obtain the correlation between fasting blood glucose level and Candida spp. growth in elderly diabetes mellitus patients. This analytical survey research used cross-sectional design through GOD-PAP methode for fasting blood glucose level test and macroscopic method for total colony of Candida spp. growth. The result of fasting blood glucose level test average 186,06 mg/dl the highest level is 492,90 mg/dl and the lowest one is 72,08 mg/dl. Meanwhile, the result of Candida spp. is 131 at the average and the highest growth is 350 and the lowest one is 12 colonies. The result of the research indicates that there is a rising of Candida spp. to level of fasting blood glucose in elderly diabetes mellitus patients. Based on correlational test of spearman, it gains significant value 0,001 < α = 0,005 of that shows there is a correlation between fasting blood glucose level and Candida spp. growth in diabetes mellitus elderly patients with the strenght relation (r) = 0,572 which means in medium level. Further researches about the influence to the other presdisposing factors of Candida spp. growth are recommended
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