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Vuxnas upplevelser av att leva med diabetes typ 2
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Adults' experiences of living with diabetes type 2 (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Diabetes is an incurable and chronic disease and a risk factor for both stroke and cardiovascular disease. Type 2 Diabetes mostly affect people over the age of 40 however, in recent years even a lot of younger people got this disease. Since every patient is a unique person with its own needs and conditions the experiences of how to live with this disease is an important acknowledge in the caring of these patients.

Aim: The aim with this study was to illuminate experiences of living with diabetes type 2.

Method: 10 articles has been analyzed by Friberg's five step model.

Results: The analysis resulted in three themes; The environmental impact, with sub team the feeling of shame, blame and grief; the need of support with sub themes support and information and information for self-care; and another life with sub themes lifestyle changes and self-care and fear of complications. 

Conclusion: The results showed that the need for support and information about self-care was important to increase patient motivation. Lack of knowledge about the disease gave negative experiences such as difficulty in accepting the disease and also the feeling of guilt and shame occurred.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 32
Keyword [en]
Diabetes type 2, experiences, lifestyle changes, patient, self-care
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12147Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12147DiVA, id: diva2:1185137
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-02-27 Created: 2018-02-23 Last updated: 2018-02-27Bibliographically approved

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