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Self management abilities of diabetes in people with an intellectual disability living in New Zealand

By: Hale, Leigh A.
Contributor(s): Trip, Henrietta T | Whitehead, Lisa | et al.
Series: Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities 8 (4) 2011: 223-230.Publisher: 2011Subject(s): INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | DIABETES | SELF MANAGEMENT | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click to read article online IHC Library Members Summary: Explored the knowledge and understanding of diabetes held by a group of New Zealand adults with intellectual disability. Found that everyone in the group actively engaged in the self management process and all appeared to have some understanding of the role of diet, blood sugar levels and exercise. Diabetes had a significant impact on their lives and in some cases prevented them from living independently. Stresses how important it is that this population continue to receive education and support throughout their lives.
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Explored the knowledge and understanding of diabetes held by a group of New Zealand adults with intellectual disability. Found that everyone in the group actively engaged in the self management process and all appeared to have some understanding of the role of diet, blood sugar levels and exercise. Diabetes had a significant impact on their lives and in some cases prevented them from living independently. Stresses how important it is that this population continue to receive education and support throughout their lives.

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