Diabetes, Obesity, and Stigma

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How do people living with diabetes navigate a world where on one hand they’re told ‘you can be healthy at any weight’ and on the other, ‘you need to lose weight to be healthier?’ All the while staying focused on keeping our glucose levels in healthy ranges? Today’s news and pop culture are full of […]

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Checking Our Bias: Removing Stigma in the Clinical Setting

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Definitions & Background Diabetes stigma includes the negative stereotypes, blame, judgment, and prejudice that people with diabetes (PWD) experience.1 This type of stigma can lead to discrimination; the unfair or prejudicial treatment of PWD.1  Research suggests as much as 80% of adults with diabetes report experiencing diabetes stigma2 coming from numerous sources: Healthcare professionals (HCPs), […]

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Creating a Stigma-Free Clinic

Providing the best care for people with diabetes means making sure that they feel welcome, supported, comfortable, and understood at every healthcare appointment they have. However, the physical environment and the equipment used throughout a healthcare visit can sometimes contribute to stigma. Here’s a checklist to help you set up a stigma-free clinic. Remove or […]

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Dismantling Diabetes Stigma

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At the d20 Executive Innovation Lab, we took on the ambitious goal of dismantling diabetes stigma. If you want to get involved in disrupting diabetes stigma, please see the three-step primer below for videos to watch and exercises to complete. We have adapted and consolidated the learnings from d20’s pilot program to provide this foundational knowledge […]

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