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SHAPE OF LIFE: A QUALITATIVE STUDY ON THE CHALLENGES POSED BY DIABETIC STUDENTS

Volume: 65  ,  Issue: 1 , November    Published Date: 09 December 2020
Publisher Name: IJRP
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DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1006511120201582

Authors

# Author Name
1 Julius A. Reyes, Ed.D
2 Jacob Cyril C. Burog
3 Patrick Lawrence S. Gomez
4 Kyle Dominic R. Reantoquio
5 Angel Rae C. Bartolome
6 Christina Ricci O. Bernados
7 Khuzyma S. Blin
8 Katrina M. Castroverde
9 Keziah Mae A. Gonzalvo

Abstract

Abstract: Background: Diabetes is a prominent disease that affects people of all ages. Having diabetes requires extensive care from the affected patient and this is especially hard for those of younger ages. Particularly, students have a difficult time dealing with their medical condition because not only do they have to deal with responsibilities in school, but they also have to manage their medical condition. Method: This qualitative study will utilize the phenomenological research design which aims to understand the lived experiences and behavior of diabetic students, relative to the central question: “What are the common problems of students with diabetes with regard to their stay in the State of Qatar?” Data were gathered through a twenty five semi-structured interview, and were analyzed using an inductive approach in theme development. Findings: Findings have shown the common challenges of diabetic students as they study here in Qatar and the different aspects of their life affected by their medical condition. Conclusion: The challenges and experiences that students experience is extensive as the level of acceptance of each respondent also differs. Recommendation: In order to fill in the literature gap, this paper suggests future researchers to explore deeper into other challenges of diabetic students, such as academic challenges.