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Research Article - Journal of Child and Adolescent Health (2022) Volume 6, Issue 4

Suggestions of adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus on how they wanted to be supported in schools.

Objective: To understand the needs and priorities of adolescents with T1DM to enhance selfmanagement in the school settings.

Method: Exploratory, qualitative research using applied thematic analysis.

Results: Adolescents with T1DM wanted their peers and teachers at school to know more about T1DM and its management. Thematic analysis has identified specific knowledge about T1DM that is to be introduced to peers and teachers.

Conclusion: The findings of this study helped to identify precise information about T1DM that, if known by peers and teachers, might reduce some of the physical and psychosocial challenges faced by adolescents while managing their diabetes in their schools. And consequently, improve self-management among adolescents with T1DM in a school setting.

Author(s): Raya AlHabsi*

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