The Relationship Between Lifestyle and Culture to the Incidence of Diabetes

A Literature Review

  • Erin Adiana Health Polytechnic of Kupang
  • Yosephina Elizabeth Sumartini Gunawan Health Polytechnic of Kupang
Keywords: Diabetes, Lifestyle, Social culture


Objective: this study aims to examine the literature, articles and research journals relating to the relationship between lifestyle and socio-cultural factors on the incidence of diabetes. Method: the method used is searching literature in several databases using keywords. The search results were obtained by 11 research journals that were in accordance with the inclusion criteria which then each journal was scored and criticized. Results: Most research journals in this study write that diabetes has a significant relationship between lifestyle, beliefs in health, knowledge and practices related to diabetes. The lifestyles intended in these journals are diet, including eating fruits and vegetables, physical activity, coping mechanisms for stress, and resting patterns. Emphasis on the wrong diet which causes obesity in the majority of prediabetes respondents seen from body composition consisting of body weight, height, waist circumference, and results of blood laboratory tests. Conclusion: The results of the literature review that we have conducted on eleven journals that relate to the relationship between lifestyle and culture to diabetes events that have been scientifically conducted with qualitative and quantitative research approaches can we conclude that awareness of diabetic patients to carry out lifestyle management and family involvement as part of the community can be optimized to support healing of diabetics and also help make government programs successful.


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Adiana, E., & Gunawan, Y. (2018). The Relationship Between Lifestyle and Culture to the Incidence of Diabetes. Proceeding 1st. International Conference Health Polytechnic of Kupang, 625-631. Retrieved from