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Supporting parents of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a literature review

Authors Zysberg L, Lang T

Received 11 June 2015

Accepted for publication 20 August 2015

Published 20 October 2015 Volume 2015:7 Pages 21—31

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PI.S77566

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Johnny Chen

Leehu Zysberg,1 Tali Lang2

1
Graduate School, Gordon College of Education, 2Department of Nursing, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Abstract:
This review provides the reader with an integrative view of the literature on the challenges families of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus face, and the interventions proposed in research and practice to facilitate their coping and efficacy in supporting patient care. We present background information regarding the condition and the general challenges it poses, and then focus on younger patients and their families, while reviewing the literature and emerging patterns describing pitfalls and proposed interventions. We present directions for future thought and further research based on what we find (and fail to find) in the literature.

Keywords: challenges, interventions, patient care, blood sugar, emotional, psychological

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