Vol 10, No 2 (2021)
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Unsuccessful diabetes management: a qualitative study

Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi1, Leila Mardanian Dehkordi12, Sahar Khoshkesht1, Fatemeh Najafi1
Clin Diabetol 2021;10(2):195-199.

Abstract

Introduction. Understanding the experiences of diabetes of unsuccessful management will help the treatment team to plan appropriate interventions to solve the problems they face. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of unsuccessful diabetes management in people with diabetes.
Methods. A hermeneutic phenomenological method was used to gain the experience of subjects. Participants were selected through purposive sampling. The data were collected through in-depth interviews and analyzed based on Dickman’s method.
Results. Data analysis revealed the following three categories: missed care, extreme poverty, and the recurrence of diabetes.
Conclusion. Findings indicated the missed care due to laziness in care, inadequate knowledge, negligence in prevention and not giving up the pleasure, and the scary nightmare that was associated with grief and insolvency. This phenomenon is a recurrent mani-festation of the disease and may result in incurable illness and cripple. This in-depth understanding demonstrates the importance of patients’ emotional and informational support depending on their inadequate knowledge and altered mental status, which should be considered by health care providers in designing appropriate programs to improve diabetes manage-ment. 

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