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|Title: ||Health and Lifestyles in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes|
|Authors: ||Serrabulho, Lurdes|
Valente Nabais, Joao
Gaspar de Matos, Margarida
estilos de vida
|Issue Date: ||2013|
|Publisher: ||Sociedade Portuguesa de Diabetologia|
|Citation: ||Revista Portuguesa de Diabetes 8(2) (2013) 60-71|
|Abstract: ||The social, occupational, familiar and emotional changes during emerging adulthood, can affect adherence to diabetes management tasks and quality of life of young adults with type 1 diabetes.
The objectives consisted on the evaluation of behaviours and lifestyles, psychological adaptation and social support of young adults with type 1 diabetes.
This research included a quantitative study with 278 young adults with type 1 diabetes, between 18 and 35.
Satisfaction with life is 6.6 ±1.7 and the several important factors in life vary from 7.2 ±1.8 (diabetes management capacity) to 9.1 ±1.4 (family), in a scale 0-10.
Young adults have healthy eating habits, but only one third practice recommended physical activity. Adherence to insulin therapy and glucose monitoring is satisfactory but they present 8.7% ±1.6 as medium value for HbA1c, superior to the recommended by international guidelines. 25% present diabetes complications.
Young adults consider having a good social support and refer the benefits of group sessions and summer camps with other youngsters with type 1 diabetes.
Conclusions: The young adults studied showed satisfactory lifestyles, good social support and satisfaction with life, a reasonable adherence to the diabetes treatment, however with a less optimal metabolic control of diabetes.|
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