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Sparud-Lundin, C., Ingbritt, O. and Danielson, E. (2009) Redefining Relationships and Identity in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66, 128-138.
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05166.x

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: The Process by Which Girls Who Develop Type 1 Diabetes before School Age Acquire Self-Management Skills during Puberty and Adolescence

    AUTHORS: Ayumi Yamasaki, Yuko Tomari, Ryuzo Takaya, Manabu Ishiro

    KEYWORDS: Type 1 Diabetes, Girls, Childhood Development, Self-Management, Puberty and Adolescence

    JOURNAL NAME: Health, Vol.8 No.15, December 14, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Our aim was to clarify the process by which girls who develop type 1 diabetes before school age acquire self-management skills during puberty and adolescence. We conducted semi-structured interviews with such women who had reached adolescence, and analyzed the results using the modified grounded theory approach (M-GTA). We found the process to be composed of eight categories: Girls begin to feel they understand their own bodies; Girls give precedence to fun, and forget about their disease; Girls build a foundation for taking control of their physical health; Girls feel “out of sync” with their physical sensations; Girls gain new awareness of their disease due to discrimination and comparing themselves to others; Girls revisit their lifestyle and diabetes care practices, with an eye to their future; Girls employ the wisdom and knowledge they have gained from experience; Girls are frustrated at diabetes’ relent-less presence in their lives. The learning process could be roughly divided into two periods: a period dominated by annoyance, where girls prioritize fun activities and try to forget about their disease, and a period where they leverage their wisdom to revisit their care behaviors and change their lifestyle.