Health Literacy and self-care among visually impaired people with type 1 diabetes in Denmark

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Health Literacy and self-care among visually impaired people with type 1 diabetes in Denmark. / Schwennesen, Nete; Barghadouch, Amina; Olesen, Kasper.

I: Chronic Illness, Bind 15, Nr. 2, 2019, s. 157-164.

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Schwennesen, N, Barghadouch, A & Olesen, K 2019, 'Health Literacy and self-care among visually impaired people with type 1 diabetes in Denmark', Chronic Illness, bind 15, nr. 2, s. 157-164. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742395318789476

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Schwennesen, N., Barghadouch, A., & Olesen, K. (2019). Health Literacy and self-care among visually impaired people with type 1 diabetes in Denmark. Chronic Illness, 15(2), 157-164. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742395318789476

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Schwennesen N, Barghadouch A, Olesen K. Health Literacy and self-care among visually impaired people with type 1 diabetes in Denmark. Chronic Illness. 2019;15(2):157-164. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742395318789476

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Schwennesen, Nete ; Barghadouch, Amina ; Olesen, Kasper. / Health Literacy and self-care among visually impaired people with type 1 diabetes in Denmark. I: Chronic Illness. 2019 ; Bind 15, Nr. 2. s. 157-164.

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