by grau norma | barcelona, Spain
Goal: : Promote and help with illness normalization both child and family.
The diabetic debut is always a difficult time for both child and family. The impact of the diagnosis and the amount of information they get in such a short period of time is tough to assimilate. Family unit may easily suffer from stress. Some parents experience guilt-ridden, insecurity, overwhelming does not let them make right decisions, afraid of short and long term complications. Children must incorporate the illness into their daily life, but it is not easy at first. Various vital infancy stages have to be taken into account when helping them with the educational therapy. At the age of 4-6 years old they may feel different from their colleagues and friends, especially when doing check-ups as well as giving themselves insulin dose injections. To include the illness into their daily life activities plus avoiding stigmatization have been the key to develop our project.