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