I’m so thrilled to share my most recent publication that can be found in Qualitative Health Research (QHR).
It was a long time coming. In fact, this article was a part of my dissertation research. The article, entitled Diabetes Identity: A Mechanism of Social Change uses interviewing to explore identity in diabetes.
At the start of the article, I provide a summary of the literature within which my article is now situated. I call attention to the reality that literature on diabetes identity has (until now) focused on compliance.
With that in mind, this article showcases elements of diabetes that are extend beyond the doing of self-management behaviors. I asked interviewees, “to what extent is diabetes a part of who you are?” and “is there a diabetes identity?”.
The results are insightful and thought-provoking. It is my hope that this article is eye opening. Below are a few images containing results. Here is a link to a twitter thread about it.
If you want to access the article but are seeing a paywall, feel free to email me using my contact page. I will make sure you get a copy.