Stöd vid diabetes typ 2
: Patienters upplevelser

Translated title of the thesis: Support to individuals with type 2 diabetes: Patients' experiences
  • Isabelle Nordin
  • Linda Wennerlund

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: In Sweden it is currently 3-4 percent of the population who has a diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus and the number of patients is increasing steadily. Diabetes can lead to serious complications such as vascular and nervous changes, eye and kidney problems. The Nurse role in the health care is to support and carry out check up´s to prevent complications. Aim: To describe the support that adult with type 2 diabetes feel that they are in need of and what they actually get from the nurse. Method: A literature review of nine scientific papers were compiled. After reading words were highlighted and sentences taken out of the text, these words finally created the broad themes under which the result is presented. Results: The literature summary showed that patients want more knowledge and information, the patients also felt that it was important that they themselves had to decide about their care. The support can be divided into subcategories, confidence, trust and affirmation. Conclusion: The national guidelines for diabetes care, says that patients should receive continuous information about their illness, it is also under the Health Care Act requires that the patient has the right to self-determination in the current therapies.In order to satisfy these demands nurses need to work for establishing confidence, trust and affirmation in patient suffering from diabetes type 2.

    Date of Award2012-Jun-21
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorLisbeth Blom (Supervisor) & Anita Bengtsson-Tops (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • type 2 diabetes
    • support
    • healthcare
    • patients experience

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