AbstractsSocial Work

The meaning of diabetes mellitus to the patient : with special reference to a group of twenty-five patients at the Royal Victoria Hospital 1942-43

by Margaret A. Dennis

Institution: McGill University
Department: Department of Social Work.
Degree: Master of Social Work.
Year: 1950
Keywords: Social Work.
Record ID: 1554856
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile122695.pdf


Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease which requires active participation by the patient in order for treatment to be effective. Because of the responsibility which must be placed upon the diabetic and the nature of the symptoms of the disease as well as its complications, it is reasonable to expect that such an illness would create special problems for those who have it. The provision of adequate instruction to permit diabetics to carry out the treatment prescribed is a prime requisite. Some degree of intelligence is necessary to absorb the instruction given.