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SEIXAS, Aline Maués Ferreira de Figueiredo; MOREIRA, Alana dos Anjos  and  FERREIRA, Eleonora Arnaud Pereira. Adherence to treatment in children with Type 1 diabetes: insulin therapy and family support. Rev. SBPH [online]. 2016, vol.19, n.2, pp. 62-80. ISSN 1516-0858.

This study aimed to characterize patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1), at a university hospital, about treatment adherence and family support to treatment. The following instruments were used: Set of Treatment Adherence; Interview Guide on Insulin; Inventory of family support to treatment; Protocol for Records Analysis. Have participated 10 children between 9 and 12 years old, interviewed in waiting room. The majority were female (N=9), used only insulin pen injector (N=6), performed self-administration of insulin without caregivers supervision (N=8), learned to inject with the parents (N=8) and reported receiving family support for the treatment, especially emotional support and to the diet. It was observed that most of them (N=6) had poor glycemic control (HbA1C >8). The results of that study can contribute to the planning of educational programs to patients, their families and health team to deal with DM1.

Keywords : diabetes mellitus; type 1; chronic disease; child; insulin; family.

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