The pen, the receiver and the pump: Exploring young children's experiences of having a parent with type 1 diabetes
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionChildren & society. 2021, 1-14. 10.1111/chso.12440
In this article, we explore young children's experiences of having a parent with type 1 diabetes (T1D). In our research we found that the children's knowledge about T1D was not age related, and that some had more in‐depth knowledge than others. This seemed related to how and what the parents taught them about diabetes, the individual child's curiosity and interest, and the parent's history with fluctuating blood sugar levels. Several children were affected by their parents' diabetes in their daily life. Our research contributes to knowledge about how children's lives can be affected by having a parent with chronic illness.