Increasing of the number of elderly contributes to the increasing of prevalence of chronic degenerative diseases such as diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus requires long-term care through self-care. Theaims of this study to find out the experience of elderly on diabetes self-care. The study used qualitative method of descriptive phenomenology with in-depth interviews on nine participants. Interview results were analyzed using the Colaizzi method. The results of the study identified a variety of self-care diabetes, were regulates food, exercise, and blood sugar checking. Self-care has not been done consistently so it needs diabetes self-care guidelines, diabetes self-care education, and a community health nurse program that can foster elderly with diabetes mellitus.
|Journal||Jurnal Ilmu Keperawatan (Journal of Nursing Science)|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Nov 2018|