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The barriers and facilitators to managing diabetes with insulin in adults with intellectual disabilities: A systemised literature review

Abstract

Background: People with intellectual disabilities are more likely to have diabetes and may require additional support to manage it. Insulin treatment is complex and there are health inequalities facing people with intellectual disabilities which affect optimal diabetes management. This review aimed to identify barriers and facilitators to managing diabetes with insulin for adults with intellectual disabilities. Method: PPI was integral to the development of the research question. A systemised review was conducted across CINAHL, the British Nursing Index and MEDLINE. Thematic analysis was used to synthesise data and PRISMA guidelines were followed. Results: Barriers and facilitators to managing diabetes with insulin for people with intellectual disabilities were identified in relation to three key themes: 1. The individual, 2. Other people, 3. Environmental/social factors. Conclusions: People with intellectual disabilities who use insulin, require education, support, and a person-centred approach to facilitate supported self-management. More training for their supporters is needed and further research is recommended.

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Authors

Beresford, Catherine
Kozlowska, Olga

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dates

Year of publication: 2022
Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-07-26


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