Master of Science
Department of Public Health and Nutrition
Pryke, Judith, Individuals who do and do not perceive difficulties adhering to a diet for diabetes mellitus, their quality of life and glycaemic control, Master of Science thesis, Department of Public Health and Nutrition, University of Wollongong, 1995. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2678
Opinion regarding the successful management of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) has identified nutrition as a key player. Whilst important, diet has also been highlighted as one of the most difficult aspects of the regimen, by both individuals with IDDM and health workers. Current dietetic recommendations for the nutritional management of individuals with IDDM include, the normalisation of plasma glucose and the promotion of patient well being. This study aimed to determine if any significant difference in quality of life (QOL) and glycaemic control existed between groups of individuals with IDDM, who perceive their diet difficult to adhere to and those who perceive adherence easy.