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      Insulin, Love and Care

      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Psychological care, Diabetes, Insulin, Children

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          Abstract

          Beside a physiological substitution of insulin, psychosocial care is probably the most important part of the management of diabetes in children and adolescents. This is well known by every experienced clinician but very difficult to document scientifically. Traditional methods useful and necessary in clinical or experimental research are often rough and irrelevant in the description of complicated and ‘soft’ psychological phenomena, and statistical methods are of little help to prove whether the feelings of a child are accetable or not. Based on one single case history, the psychological crisis of the child who gets diabetes as well as the attitudes of the medical staff are discussed.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1989
          1989
          02 December 2008
          : 31
          : 5-6
          : 204-209
          Affiliations
          Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
          Article
          181117 Horm Res 1989;31:204–209
          10.1159/000181117
          2693308
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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