Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
MARCELINO, Daniela Botti and CARVALHO, Maria Dalva de Barros. Reflections on the diabetes type 1 and its relation to the emotional aspect. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.1, pp. 72-77. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722005000100010.
This article has as its main point the type 1 or infantile-juvenile diabetes. Considering the repercussions that this chronic disease may cause, this study aims at performing a bibliographic survey with data that can give a subsidy to reflections on the emotional aspects experienced by the diabetic children. The findings showed that the emotional aspect influences the diabetes etiology and that the diabetes also influences the emotional aspect of this child. This is due to both the incessant cares used to control the disease and fear of possible complications, as well as to the indisposition caused by the hyper and hypoglycemia symptoms and the fact of being "different". Therefore, it is necessary an attendance of these children diabetes, not only by the doctors, but also by other health professionals, among them, the psychologist, aiming at the elaboration of the aspects related to the disease and its emotional repercussions.
Keywords : Diabetes mellitus type 1; education about diabetes; emotional aspects; psychotherapy in group.