There is a need for health professionals to be aware of the impact the words they use can have on people with diabetes. Diabetes Australia has done some excellent work on this topic and produced a handout summarising the sort of words that can have an inadvertently negative impact.

2017 You Tube snip language matters video
You Tube Video of Jayne Lehmann and Kirrily Chambers talking about the impact of language in diabetes care

A video produced by DE@Connect explains why it is important for health professionals to review their language around diabetes care. It is only 7 minutes long and provides an insight into the issue. To see, click here!

Click the link to read and/or download a copy of A New Language for Diabetes.