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Personers upplevelser av att leva med Diabetes Mellitus typ 2
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Persons' experiences of living with Diabetes Mellitus type 2 (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 is a common disease which can be found all over the world. Diet and inactivity are common reasons to Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. The main treatment of this disease includes changes in lifestyle in terms of healthier food and physical activity. These lifestyle changes can be difficult to integrate in people's life and may cause emotional struggles. Aim: The aim of the study was to illuminate persons' experience of living with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Method: This is a study with a literature-based method. This method type has been used to illuminate life experience of persons with diabetes. To achieve this goal a content analysis in five steps has been selected, the analysis resulted in four themes and eight subthemes. Result: The result showed that Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 have a great influence in peoples life. People experienced an ongoing fight in their daily-life, they gain control, they can see a light in the darkness and they begin to understand how to live with the disease. Conclusion: The conclusion is that an integration of the disease was very important. A successful integration of the disease in a person's life was the key factor to recreate a normal everyday life, which was important to gain a feeling of health.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 15 p.
Keyword [en]
Diabetes Mellitus type 2, experience, health, integration, patient perspective
Keyword [sv]
Diabetes mellitus typ 2, erfarenhet, hälsa, integration, patientperspektiv
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9234Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:912440
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Available from: 2016-03-22 Created: 2016-03-16 Last updated: 2016-03-22Bibliographically approved

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