Background: Diabetes mellitus Type 1 is one of the most common chronicle diseases in childhood. This signifies big changes in the daily life for the child and its family. Aim: The aim of the study was to illustrate the family’s situation when the child falls ill in Type 1 diabetes. Method: The search for literature has been done both manually and in databases. The collected materials have been red and analysed by the authors. Result: The result of the 13 selected qualitative and quantitative present literature reviews show that a child’s chronic condition is traumatic for all family members and it usually changes family life and requires parents to adapt. The role of the family when it comes to interventions and adaptability to the disease are important factors; it has a big significance in the child’s health. Conclusion: The nurse could play a considerable part by knowing the burden of nursing. The qualification for a long-term effect in nursing is empathy and consideration for the patient. The study will increase the nurse’s understanding to give a good and supportive care to the family.
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