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to end diabetes stigma
We are creating a culture of compassion that helps people with diabetes live well with a serious but manageable condition.
Learn About Stigma
Why is stigma a problem?
People with diabetes are too often blamed for their disease and made to feel shame or embarrassment. Viewing someone in a negative way just because they have a health condition is a form of stigma, and it causes people harm.
Crystal and Brooklyn's Story
[Brooklyn's pediatrician] made a comment to me that she wanted me to "stop feeding [Brooklyn] cookies and crackers."
Addressing stigma is an essential missing element of effective diabetes care