Learning to manage diabetes using a flash glucose monitoring device at a summer camp: A collective appropriation process

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serval:BIB_B96CBA88ED58
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Learning to manage diabetes using a flash glucose monitoring device at a summer camp: A collective appropriation process
Journal
Learning, Culture and Social Interaction
Author(s)
Danesi Giada, Pralong Mélody, Grossen Michèle, Panese Francesco, Hauschild Michael, Burnand Bernard
ISSN
2210-6561
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2021
Volume
31
Pages
100570
Language
english
Abstract
Self-management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a difficult task that involves different actions and decisions and requires various types of knowledge. Nowadays, it can be done partly autonomously, using a mobile digital device that measures the level of blood glucose. The FreeStyle Libre, launched on the Swiss market in 2016, is one such device. Drawing on Science and Technology Studies and adopting a sociocultural approach to learning, the present study investigated how healthcare professionals and young people living with T1D learned to use this new device during a summer camp. Based on field observations and interviews, results showed that through the mediation of others, an appropriation space was created. Through distributed expertise involving different actors, practices and types of knowledge, the users learned technical and procedural knowledge, and much more besides. In particular, they learned to cope with uncertainty, sidestep obstacles, and trust the device, gaining knowledge about diabetes itself in the process and grasping the potential contribution of the new data provided by this device to therapeutic decisions. By drawing on an explicit theory of learning that considers learning to be a context-bound activity, the present study will inspire the development of new practices in health education.
Keywords
Diabetes self-management, Continuous glucose monitoring, Summer camp, Health education, Learning, Social interactions
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Open Access
Yes
Create date
19/10/2021 10:39
Last modification date
06/11/2021 6:37
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