A Peer-Reviewed Diabetes Research Journal

Social Support
(Vol 5 No 1)

As you read this issue of The PLAID Journal, we hope you will think about what support you need to live your best life. We hope you will practice self-care behaviors that make your life better. We hope you find a community, be it a diabetes community or otherwise, that brings out the best in you and allows you to flourish.

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People and Living. With Diabetes.

Letter from Editor, Martin Wood, MSLIS, AHIP

On June 5, 2019 the diabetes community lost Kimberly Hilsop, a guiding light for what it means to live your best life, with diabetes, despite complications. In the years that I knew Kim, she taught me that the most important part about living with diabetes was never the “with diabetes” piece. It was always about the people, and it was always about living.

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Original Research Articles

Glycaemic Control and Practice of Self-Care Behaviors among People with Type 2 Diabetes in Nigeria

Nnena A. Osuji, Oluwaseun S. Ojo, Sunday O. Malomo, Adegbola M. Ige, Ademola O. Egunjobi, Adesoji J. Adeyemo

This research study examines the relationship between diabetes self-care behaviors and glycaemic control among individuals living with type 2 diabetes.

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Understanding Social Support Programs for Individuals Living with Type 1 Diabetes: The Perspectives of Support Program Leaders

Patrick James Brady, MS, Hee-Jung Song, PhD, Nadine R. Sahyoun, PhD, Mira Mehta, PhD

This study explores the utilization and characteristics of social support programs from the perspective of those who have organized, led, or managed support programs for individuals living with T1D.

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Audience Perspectives

Reflections and Transmutations: A Portrait of the Diabetic as a Young Man

Hisham Ayoub, DMD

Hisham Ayoub describes his experiences living with type 1 diabetes. He reflects upon his life history, one transmuted by a transmuted disease, and asks the question, “What does it mean to be a diabetic?”

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Research Report Articles

Living with Diabetes in a Historically Black Community: Insights from Residents

Amy M. Donley, PhD, J E Sumerau, PhD

This research report shares insights gained from residents in a historically black community in Florida concerning their experiences living with diabetes.

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