Supporting patients with type 1 diabetes using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy: Difficulties, disconnections, and disarray.
Lin Perry, Steven James, Robyn Gallagher, Janet Dunbabin, Katharine Steinbeck, Julia Lowe
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice | Published : 2017
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy in type 1 diabetes management is high. However, the incorporation of this technology into self-care is not without challenges, and the support of an appropriately skilled health care team is recommended. This study aimed to examine the support context for patients using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy from the health care professional perspective, as well as contextual influences for health care professionals and their patients. METHODS: This ethnographic qualitative study was undertaken in New South Wales, Australia. Recruitment occurred using a snowball sampling technique, beginning wi..View full abstract