What Is It Like to Be a Child with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus?

@article{Sparapani2015WhatII,
  title={What Is It Like to Be a Child with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus?},
  author={Val{\'e}ria de C{\'a}ssia Sparapani and Eufemia Jacob and Lucila Castanheira Nascimento},
  journal={Pediatric nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={17-22}
}
Diabetes mellitus is a complex disease that requires significant changes in lifestyle upon diagnosis, which may be difficult for children because of differences in growth and developmental levels. The purpose of this study was to increase our understanding of "what it is like" to be a child with type 1 diabetes mellitus and explore factors that interfere with disease management. Qualitative interviews using puppets constructed by children 7 to 12 years of age were conducted during clinic visits… CONTINUE READING
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