Att leva med typ 2-diabetes : En litteraturstudie

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Röda Korsets Högskola

Sammanfattning: Background: Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) is a chronic disease and is one of the most common and rapidly growing diseases globally. Treatment and self-care of the disease requires plenty of lifestyle changes. The risk for physical diseases and mental illness is higher for people living with DMT2. The quality of life can be affected from chronic diseases. Aim: The purpose of this study was to describe people's experiences of living with DMT2. Method: Literature study with a qualitative approach. The results consist of ten qualitative research articles which were analysed with thematic analysis method. Results: Three main themes and six subthemes were identified. The first main theme: To manage Emotions included Fear from disease and Acceptance/normalization of living with a disease as subthemes. Second main theme: The need of support included Family and friends, and Knowledge of disease and selfcare. Third main theme: To be faced with lifestyle changes included Restrictions: Diet and physical activity, and Medication and blood sugar controls as subthemes. Conclusion: Based on the results, people had many similar experiences globally and felt that their lives and quality of life had been affected after they had been diagnosed with DMT2.

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