Today is day three of #DBlogWeek! Here’s today’s topic:
Many advocate for the importance of using non-stigmatizing, inclusive and non-judgmental language when speaking about or to people with diabetes. For some, they don’t care, others care passionately. Where do you stand when it comes to “person with diabetes” versus “diabetic”, or “checking” blood sugar versus “testing”, or any of the tons of other examples? Let’s explore the power of words, but please remember to keep things respectful.
Here’s my take: I don’t care if I’m described as a person with diabetes or as a diabetic. But that’s because I have bigger fish to fry.
I do care when people say I’m “suffering from diabetes.”
Yes, I have a chronic, as-of-yet incurable autoimmune disease. But is this the face of someone who is suffering?
No. No, it isn’t.
So please, be mindful of your wording when it comes to that. I am not suffering, so please don’t say I am! 🙂
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