Journal article

Living with type 1 diabetes and an insulin pump: a qualitative insight

Daniel N Grose, Casey L O'Brien, Elisa K Bongetti, Hannah M Corcoran, Margaret M Loh, Glenn M Ward, David J Castle

PRACTICAL DIABETES | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

This study aims to provide a qualitative insight into the experiences of people living with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who use an insulin pump, and thus inform diabetes care practices including psychological support programmes. Patients attending a specialist T1DM outpatient clinic were invited to share their experience of living with an insulin pump. Participants took part in either a semi-structured interview or a focus group, which were audio-recorded and transcribed. The data were analysed using a framework approach based on the Optimal Health Wheel comprised of six domains including Physical, Social, Intellectual, Emotional, Occupational and Spiritual values. A total of 15 individu..

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