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    • Abstract:
      Background:. Social distancing and emotional stress during the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the self-care management of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. There was a shift in self-care management during the COVID-19 that will impact the quality of life of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. This study aims to determine the relationship between self-care management and quality of life of T2DM patients in the community health center during the lockdown. Methods:. This research was a quantitative study with a cross-sectional study approach. The sampling technique used a non-probability sampling with total sampling of 89 respondents. The instruments used in this study were WHO Quality of Life-BREF and Summary of Diabetes Self Care Activities. Findings: The results showed a significant relationship between self-care management and the quality of life of people with type 2 diabetes (p = 0.000) with moderate strength and a positive direction. Conclusions: People with diabetes coped well with their disease management which was supported by family and health professionals. Sustainable health education and motivation for patients and families are important so that the patients always carry out self-care management to improve the quality of life of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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