J Korean Diabetes.  2021 Mar;22(1):46-50. 10.4093/jkd.2021.22.1.46.

Psychosocial Experiences of Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes and Their Parents

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  • 1College of Nursing, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease that requires constant adaptation and management. Both individuals with type 1 diabetes and their parents can experience negative psychosocial effects, which can be harmful for disease management. This indicates the importance of addressing such effects. Individuals with type 1 diabetes can experience distress, irritation, depression, anxiety, fear, worries, hassle, guilt, shame, and stigma in association with their disease. Simultaneously, their parents might experience distress, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, burden, overwhelming responsibilities, chronic sorrow, and feelings of loss. In such cases, multidisciplinary support is required to reduce negative psychosocial effects and reinforce positive psychosocial behaviors. It is important to recognize these various emotions in patients and their parents, and health care providers should offer appropriate psychosocial support to both individuals with type 1 diabetes and their parents.

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Diabetes mellitus; type 1; Parents; Psychology; social
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