Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Diabetes Experiences of Transition from Childhood to Adulthood Care


Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2022; 30: 3-8
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2022.20197
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AIM: The present study was conducted to explain the perception of diabetic people about the transition of diabetes care from childhood to adulthood.

METHOD: This study with the hermeneutic phenomenology approach was conducted on 10 young people with type 1 diabetes with a history of childhood diabetes. They were selected through purposive sampling. Data were collected by semi-structured interviews until data saturation was reached. Then, data analysis was performed according to Dickelman’s method. COREQ criteria for reporting qualitative research were used.

RESULTS: Three main themes of tedious marathons (laborious transition, constant do’s and don’ts), unprepared transition (insufficient education, emotional exhaustion), and green sugar motivation (friendship with diabetes, beyond care, peer-seeking, freedom from dependencies) resulted from data analysis.

CONCLUSION: The findings of this study indicated the importance and necessity of planning and preparing patients with type 1 diabetes for the transition of care from childhood to adulthood, and the importance of emotional support during this transition.

Cite this article as: Nikbakht Nasrabadi, A., & Mardanian Dehkordi, L. (2022). Diabetes experiences of transition from childhood to adulthood care. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 30(1), 3-8.

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