dStigmatize Language Guide

People with diabetes, their families, and people at risk of diabetes, deserve communications that are clear and accurate, respectful, inclusive, and free from judgment and bias. What are simple principles for appropriate and effective communication? The words we use to talk about diabetes often reflect a lack of awareness or consideration, or may express conscious […]

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Diabetes Stigma Article Collection

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Learn about the diabetes stigma basics: Read up on the work diaTribe is doing to address diabetes stigma Check out our dSeries Lightning Talks on diabetes stigma: Read stories from members of the diabetes community who detail their experiences with stigma: The portrayal of diabetes in the media is a key contributor to diabetes stigma. […]

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diaTribe Foundation and ACBRD Partner to End Diabetes Stigma

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San Francisco, USA, and Melbourne, Australia, May 31, 2023 – The diaTribe Foundation and the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD) are excited to announce a new partnership focused on researching and reducing diabetes stigma, housed under diaTribe’s dStigmatize program. This collaboration brings together two leading organizations in the international diabetes community with a shared commitment […]

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Bringing an End to Diabetes Stigma and Discrimination

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Diabetes stigma can negatively impact the health, self-care, well-being, and professional and social lives of people with diabetes. It can also negatively impact impact public and government support and funding for diabetes research, prevention, clinical care, and treatments. To bring an end to diabetes stigma and discrimination, an expert panel of 51 researchers, health professionals, […]

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Research on Stigma From Health Professionals

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People with diabetes consistently report experiencing stigma in healthcare spaces and from health professionals. Here are key research findings and interventional studies from leading experts in the field. A Qualitative Study of Perceived Responsibility and Self-Blame in Type 2 Diabetes: Reflections of Physicians and Patients Takeaways Interviews with 19 endocrinologists and primary care providers and […]

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Lightning Talks: Nat Kendall-Taylor on Narrative Framing

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Each year, diaTribe hosts the Lightning Talks, a virtual event that brings leading researchers, advocates, and health professionals together to educating people and raise awareness around diabetes stigma. In 2020, diaTribe welcomed the CEO of the FrameWorks Institute, Nat Kendall-Taylor, who introduced us to the science of changing public perceptions through narrative creation and framing […]

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