Category Archives: diabetes-related language

Messages of Blame and How We Can Change That…

Today is the third day of #dblogweek and the topic is “the blame game.” I’m tasked with telling you how blame comes up at “doctor’” visits. For my purposes, by “doctor,” I am referring to all health care professionals (HCP). … Continue reading

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More Than Numbers

Yesterday my son and I went to a College Fair. It was quite an event – more than 250 colleges in attendance and some interesting seminars. It was our first venture into the college search phase of life. We attended … Continue reading

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Compliance vs. Contribution

I am often inspired by things I read. This was one (thanks, Seth Godin, as usual). I love the idea of substituting “contribution” for that yucky word “compliance.” It really works in diabetes because compliance means doing what someone else … Continue reading

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Individualizing care is the opposite of adherence

Both the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have recently placed greater emphasis on individualizing care. The ADA uses “patient-centered care” in their standards, and NICE supports having individuals involved in … Continue reading

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Common Diabetes Questions

If you’ve read any of my blogs you know I’m passionate about the language (words) we use in diabetes care. I’ve mostly been focused on ways health care professionals can speak in order to empower people with diabetes, but it’s … Continue reading

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New Year, New Introduction

Welcome to my 2016 blog! Although this is my sixth year of blogging, I wanted to introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me (or need a reminder). I am Jane. I am a nurse and diabetes educator, … Continue reading

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Hope for 2016

I am sharing this amazing post as part of my last blog post in 2015. This was a fantastic year during which I discovered people like Susan Guzman, Riva Greenberg, and others who share my belief in the power of … Continue reading

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