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Omvårdnadsstrategier och erfarenheter vid insulinpumpbehandling hos barn med typ 1 diabetes : en intervjustudie med barndiabetessköterskor

by Starck, Filippa

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The need of nursing is crucial in type 1 diabetes, and the nurse plays a central part in the care. In type 1 diabetes there is a lifelong dependence on exogenous insulin. The insulin pump, developed about 25 years ago, brought hope of better metabolic control and quality of life. It is increasingly being used also in children. The pediatric diabetic nurses have acquired good knowledge of the method and have a unique possibility to evaluate its impact on the care in childhood diabetes. So far, however, there have been few reports of their observations.The aim of this interview study, was to illustrate pediatric diabetic nurses experiences and nursing strategies of insulin pump therapy in children with type 1 diabetes, and compare these with traditional insulin regimen. All the informants found the method useful for children. Among the advantages were better metabolic control, more flexibility and fewer injections. One of the disadvantages was the constant reminding of the disease. The quality of life was considered better, in comparison with regular insulin regimen. In summary, even though the present study is small, it has confirmed that insulin pump therapy is a good method for children with diabetes. An increased application and further development is likely for the pump in the future.
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School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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Date of Publication:01/31/2008

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