Regular Living with Diabetes Portrayed by Family Individuals of Grown-up Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes

Author(s): Atmam

The aim of this study was to explore family members’ experiences of daily living in families with adults with type 1 diabetes. An informed theoretical method was used to collect data. and analyzed data from interviews with nineteen family members. Six concepts that describe family members’ perspectives on everyday life with diabetes were generated based on data. Daily life with diabetes is described as being associated with hypoglycemia. Knowledge about diabetes is done little by little. Engaging in self-management and observing self-management from the outside are concepts that describe the involvement of family members in the day-to-day management of diabetes. Family members also incorporate diabetes into their daily lives. Live on an emotional roller coaster that captures the thoughts and feelings that family members have gone through. Family members of adults with diabetes are involved in diabetes management in many ways and have many concerns. The views of family members are important to consider when developing education for adults with diabetes.