Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Non-Western Patient Groups: Results from Pakistani and Kurdish immigrant populations in Norway and from the native population in the United Arab Emirates
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- Farmasøytisk institutt 
AbstractIn this thesis, it has been shown that the management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the immigrant women in Norway and the native Emirati women in the United Arab Emirates was largely suboptimal in terms of lifestyle habits, blood glucose monitoring and medication adherence during Ramadan. Linguistic barriers, as observed in the Pakistanis, low level of education as observed in the Pakistanis and the Emiratis, made self-management difficult. Both patient groups reported modifications in medicine schedule for their fasting period in Ramadan. The third group, the Kurdish immigrant women and men in Norway, were well versed in comprehending the Norwegian language and were literate, and expressed that their management of T2DM was largely successful. They expressed how they had made an effort to have a healthy diet, had incorporated blood glucose monitoring into their daily routines, and to be adherent to their medication. The levels of physical activity were low in the three study populations. The results help us understand that linguistic barriers, low level of education and other cultural factors that may decide on how certain patient groups should be followed up regarding their disease, medication treatment and other aspects of T2DM management.
List of papers
|Paper I: Walaa Abuelmagd, Helle Håkonsen, Khadijah Qurrat-ul- Ain Mahmood, Najmeh Taghizadeh, Else-Lydia Toverud. Living with Diabetes: Personal Interviews with Pakistani Women in Norway. Journal of Minority and Immigrant Health. 2018; 20:848-53. DOI 10.1007/s10903-017-0622-4. The article is included in the thesis. Also available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-017-0622-4|
|Paper II: Walaa Abuelmagd, Bachar Afandi, Helle Håkonsen, Seham Khmidi, Else-Lydia Toverud. Challenges in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes among Native Women in the United Arab Emirates. Diabetes Research and General Practice. 2018; 142:56-62. DOI 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.04.018 The article is included in the thesis. Also available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2018.04.018|
|Paper III: Walaa Abuelmagd, Bavi Botan Osman, Helle Håkonsen, Anne Karen Jenum, Else-Lydia Toverud. Experiences of Kurdish Immigrants Regarding the Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative study from Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 2019; 37:345-52. DOI 10.1080/02813432.2019.1639911. The article is included in the thesis. Also available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/02813432.2019.1639911|