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ERIC Number: ED391998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 14
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The Difference in Self-Esteem between Type I Diabetics and Type II Diabetics.
Ellerbrock, Linda Kay
Diabetes Mellitus is a disease which can affect an individual both physically and emotionally. Type I diabetics, representing about 10% of the diabetic population, can be characterized as having little or no insulin supply in their pancreas. Usually under the age of 30, they are required to take one or more insulin injections daily and must follow a strict exercise and diet regime. Type II diabetics, representing 90% of the diabetic population, can be characterized as having some insulin in their pancreas and may be able to survive on oral insulin medication, diet or exercise. Diabetes affects an individual emotionally in different ways and at different times in an individual's life. The more diabetics come to terms with their illness the better they fell about themselves. This paper discusses the emotional differences between Type I and Type II diabetics. It was hypothesized that Type I diabetics would have a lower self-esteem than the Type II diabetics. The participants, 12 Type I and 45 Type II diabetics, were surveyed using a self-esteem questionnaire. The hypothesis was not supported by the results of the survey. Contains 17 references and a copy of the survey. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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