Upplevelsen och erfarenheten hos personer med typ 2-diabetes av att mäta sitt blodsocker

Detta är en Magister-uppsats från Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap; Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap

Sammanfattning: ABSTRACT Background: A prerequisite for diabetes complications to be prevented or at least delayed is that the person with type 2-diabetes has a well-controlled blood sugar. Self-monitoring blood glucose is part of self-management, therefore it is important to find out how this is experienced by people with type 2-diabetes so that the diabetes-nurse can provide the support the person needs. Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe experiences of self-monitoring blood glucose for persons with type 2-diabetes. Method: The study was performed with descriptive qualitative method. To gain access to the material, semi-structured interviews were conducted in two focus groups. A group of women (67-87 years) and a group of men (40-80 years). Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze the transcribed material. Results: After processing and analysis, the categories emotions and knowledge and support emerged. The parent theme was identified as "knowing but not doing". To the category of emotions was found the subcategories of shame and bad conscience, fear of high and low values, discomfort and disgust, confirmation and control, and affinity with others. To the category of knowledge and support, three subcategories were identified, self-monitoring blood glucose and technology, as well as support, help and education. Conclusion: In summary, it can be said that people with type 2 diabetes experiences and experiences of measuring their blood sugar show that it is associated with both positive and negative emotions and a need for continuous support from the diabetes nurse. The results of the study are supported by previous research in the field. Keywords: self-monitoring blood glucose, self-measuring blood glucose, type 2-diabetes, self-management

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