diaTribe refrains from using stigmatizing language when referring to people with diabetes, diabetes and its complications, and the management of diabetes.
In all cases, aim to use language that is neutral, nonjudgmental, and based on facts, actions, or physiology/biology. In addition, use language that is person-centered and encourages collaboration between people with diabetes and their entire care team
The following common terms are representative and are not intended as an exhaustive list. For more information on using non-stigmatizing language, visit dStigmatize.org.
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