Stigmatizing and Fearful Experiences in the Healthcare Setting

Improving interactions between people with diabetes and healthcare professionals

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The diaTribe Foundation and market research company, dQ&A, partnered on a recent study to better understand people with diabetes’ experiences in the healthcare setting. In particular, we aimed to gain a better understanding of how people with diabetes and their healthcare team discussed diabetes-related complications and whether stigma and fear were permeating these conversations.

In this video, several of our participants share their experiences around this topic. Including their fears around diabetes related complications, what they want from their interactions with healthcare professionals, and their experiences with stigma and fear-based messaging in their healthcare appointments.

The participants in the video share their honest feelings around the subject, and some viewers may find the content uncomfortable or difficult to watch. Please view at your own discretion.

We want to thank all of the people with diabetes who agreed to be in this study and share their insights with us.

We want to extend a huge thank you to Genentech and Abbott for providing support for this research.

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