Type 1 Diabetes ( T1d )

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Type 1 diabetes (T1D), also known as insulin-dependent diabetes, is a metabolic disorder in which the pancreas either does not produce enough or stops the production of a hormone called insulin. Insulin is vital in helping to transport glucose from the bloodstream into body cells, where it is used for energy. Without enough insulin, the body is unable to function properly and produce enough energy that is required to carry out daily activities. Type 1 diabetes is treated with the use of insulin injections, and momentarily there is no cure. People with T1D have to take insulin for the rest of their lives (“Type 1 Diabetes”, 2015). Type 1 diabetes usually affects children and young adults, but the disorder can appear at any age. Approximately 1 in 800 or 0.12% or 340,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with T1D. About 30,000 people are diagnosed with T1D annually (“Type 1 Diabetes”, 2015). Type 1 Diabetes occurs equally in males and females, but it is more prevalent in whites than nonwhites (“Type 1 Diabetes”, 2015). Diabetes is usually easy to control with proper medical attention; however, people with diabetes may be at risk for long-term complications. The following literature review examines different themes in sections: (1) the potential impact of parental stress and emotional difficulties on the child with diabetes (2) protective factors and indicators of diabetes resilience (3) authoritative parenting style and child behavioral adherence in relation to…

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