The present review examines therapeutic groups for type 1 diabetes mellitus patients. There is a report on the history of group therapeutic interventions for diabetes patients and a presentation of the four types of groups namely; a) medical, b) educational or psychoeducational, c) psychotherapeutic or social and emotional support groups, and d) groups with combined approaches and techniques. The transition from medical to educational and then psychotherapeutic groups for diabetes treatment represents the evolution of groups for diabetes patients over time, which has eventually led to the need for more holistic approach of the disease and thus to the formation of a model that combines all aspects of the disease and the patient.
Key words: Type 1 diabetes mellitus, patients, group therapy.
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