Evaluation of the care received by older people with diabetes.
The aim of this study was to explore the views of older people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes on the care they received from healthcare professionals.
Twenty five people aged between 72 and 84 with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes participated in telephone interviews.
Data analysis identified four main themes: healthcare professionals' consideration of patients' financial difficulties; being treated like an individual; healthcare professionals' understanding of the type of diabetes experienced by patients; and how impaired cognitive function affects diabetes self-management.
Older people with diabetes should be treated as individuals by staff. Care should take into consideration: the patient's knowledge of the condition; the type of diabetes experienced and its duration; and identify any problems the patient may have with self-management.
School of Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceNursing older people 24:4 2012 May pg 33-7
Aged, 80 and over
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pub Type(s)Journal Article