Att leva med diabetes typ II
: En litteraturstudie

Translated title of the thesis: To live with type II diabetes: A literature review
  • Jenni Andersson
  • Stina Mauritzson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: In Sweden there is about 365 000 diabetics. Type II diabetes is a chronic disease which makes this into a disease where the diabetic need to have a continues contact with a nurse. In this meeting it is important that the nurse sees the patients like individuals with a variation of needs. Type II diabetes occurs from various reasons like overweight, diet, sedentary lifestyle and smoking. The treatment consists of changed diet- and exercise habits, tablets or insulin. Aim: The aim of the studie was to enlight how patients with type II diabetes experience their disease and the meetings with the health care system. Method: A literature review based on 11 articles that got analysed. Results: The analysis of the articles resulted in three central themes that represents the results: To receive the diagnosis, fear of complications and denial, to take control of the disease and to accept the disease. Discussion: The three central findings that were represented in the discussion where: An overall finding about health. Another finding was lack of information and the last finding is about differences in men and women view of living with type II diabetes.

    Date of Award2011-Apr-18
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorInga-Britt Lindh (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • type ii diabetes
    • experience
    • patient

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