Words Matter: Speaking the Language of Diabetes

published 2 months ago by UCTV

Diabetes is a complex and challenging disease involving many factors and variables. Stigma that has historically been attached to a diagnosis of diabetes can contribute to stress and feelings of shame and judgment. Every member of the health care team can serve people with diabetes more effectively through a respectful, inclusive, and person-centered approach. Person-first, strengths-based, empowering language can improve communication and enhance the motivation, health, and well-being of people with diabetes. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 34677]

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