Remarkable female leaders from around the world featured in the #LancetWomen collection of profiles
The UK ‘Language Matters Working Group’ has reviewed the research on the importance of using positive language in diabetes care
By Eloise Litterbach
Chris Aldred, AKA ‘The Grumpy Pumper’ visited the ACBRD to share his insights on the need to talk more often and more constructively about the complications of diabetes.
By Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott
In this special issue of Diabetic Medicine (June 2018), nine articles are devoted to the psychological, social and behavioural aspects of diabetes management.
By Dr Amelia Lake
Prof Jane Speight discusses the role of this impactful editorial in a growing global movement to improve #LanguageMatters in diabetes.
New research from Belgium shows diabetes distress and depression moderate the relationship between health literacy and diabetes self-management.
By Jennifer Halliday
US experts issue guidance on #LanguageMatters
By Dr Adriana Ventura
One of our highlights from the 77th Scientific Sessions of the ADA.
by Prof Jane Speight
by Dr Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott
A commentary on the effect of words on health and diabetes has been published in Diabetes Spectrum. The author, Dr Dickinson, states that despite a push towards person-centred care in diabetes, the terminology used to communicate with and about people with diabetes remains largely unchanged in practice and research. This terminology stems from the traditional medical model for acute care provision and lacks relevance in modern diabtes care. Words used to discuss diabetes and its management may be experienced as judgemental, foster feelings of self-blame and distress, and, in turn, discourage self-care behaviours and health care appointment attendance. Read more