Upplevelse av att leva med diabetes typ 1
: Vuxna personers perspektiv - en litteraturöversikt

Translated title of the thesis: Experience of living with type 1 diabetes: Adult persons perspectives - a literature review
  • Sonia Abdullah
  • Cecilia Carlsen

Student thesis: Bachelor


Background: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic autoimmune disease that several people have and the number is expected to increase. To achieve person-centered care, healthcare professionals need insight into how people experience to live with T1D. Purpose: The purpose of the literature review is to describe adults' (+18) experiences of living with T1D. Method: A general literature study was conducted based on qualitative articles. A systematic search in the databases Cinahl and PubMed. The quality of the articles was reviewed using Kristianstad University's template for qualitative articles. Text analysis was carried out with Friberg's four steps analysis model. Results: The experience of living with T1D in adulthood resulted in three main categories. Category I; Experience of supportive factors, subcategories: support from relatives and support from healthcare professionals. Category II; Experience of how the disease can be managed, subcategories; managing diabetes in everyday life, managing diabetes at night, being familiar with your own body and taking responsibility for your own care. Category III; The experience of physical and mental impact, subcategories: the burden of the physical impact of the disease on the body and the burden of the psychological impact: anxiety, worry and fear. Discussion: The method was discussed based on Shenton's credibility concept for qualitative studies. The following topics were discussed; support from relatives improves the experience of managing diabetes, living with T1D carries a burden of psychological impact and the demanding self-responsibility for people with T1D.
Date of Award2023-Dec
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorLena Ottosson (Supervisor) & Christine Etzerodt Laustsen (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Nursing

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Nursing (30305)

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