Journal article

Concerns and perceptions about necessity in relation to insulin therapy in an ethnically diverse UK population with Type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study focusing mainly on people of South Asian origin.

N Patel, MA Stone, C McDonough, MJ Davies, K Khunti, H Eborall

Diabetic Medicine | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIM: To explore attitudes towards insulin acceptance an ethnically diverse population of people with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews using a topic guide based on a literature review and findings from our previous study, which explored the perspectives of healthcare professionals about insulin initiation and management. Analysis of data involved undertaking an abductive reasoning approach in response to emerging themes. RESULTS: Participants discussed not only their concerns about insulin therapy, but also their views and beliefs about the necessity of insulin. Their attitudes to insulin treatment could be mapped into four main typologies. These fitted with a..

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