• In a short-term therapy group for adult diabetics who were going blind, the issues most frequently raised concerned diabetic control, complications (including fear of death and retinopathy), rehabilitation, relationship with others, and group awareness. The meetings helped participants understand and accept their condition and begin rehabilitation. "Limbo" as an important and difficult experience is elucidated. We make recommendations for implementing these findings with other newly blind patients.
Oehler-Giarratana J, Fitzgerald RG. Group Therapy With Blind Diabetics. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1980;37(4):463–467. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archpsyc.1980.01780170105012
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