Daily Life with Type 1 Diabetes from the Perspectives of Young Adults and Their Close Relatives


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Author list: Carlsund, Åsa;Söderberg, Siv

Publication year: 2018

Start page: 115

End page: 120

Number of pages: 6

ISSN: 2328-5745

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11648/j.ajns.20180704.11


The aim of this study was to enhance a deeper understanding of daily life as experienced by young adults with Type 1 Diabetes and their close relatives. Young adulthood is commonly considered as an amendment to adult roles. Increased responsibility, such as a long-term illness in young adulthood, might lead to increased stress and anxiety. Type 1 Diabetes involves large obligations related to self-care, and close relatives might play an important role in managing daily life. A hermeneutic study involving interviews with a narrative approach with couples. The hermeneutic analysis revealed that T1D is always unconditionally present in daily life for young adults and their close relatives. Close relatives are important supporters, they have an understanding based on sharing daily life with the young adults with T1D. Young adults and their close relatives highlighted the experiences of being questioned, which in turn threatens the young adults’ integrity.


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