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Words Matter: The Language of Diabetes

The language people use to discuss and write about diabetes and the people who live with it has long been questioned. Becoming aware of and changing the language and messaging related to health is not unique to diabetes. In fact, … Continue reading

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one way to ease the burden of diabetes

Diabetes is scary and depressing for 25% of Australian teens with the disease (according to one study). One (pretty simple) way we can lessen the stress for adolescents and others with diabetes is to use language that builds on their … 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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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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Exercise words

Admittedly I’m a word freak. I love words – where they come from, what they mean, how they are pronounced. I try to be mindful about the words I use (well, most of the time), but I also obsess about words … Continue reading

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A new wording for weight loss

If you’ve read several of my posts, then you probably know that I think the words we use are important. I believe that language makes a difference in our lives and in our attitudes toward living well with diabetes. I … Continue reading

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Diabetes Strength (through words)

My mother once gave me a hard time for letting my son choose where he was going to sleep when it was naptime (we were visiting my parents). I explained that I wasn’t giving him a choice about taking a … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Should on Me

If you’ve been reading my blog posts with any consistency, you’ve probably noticed that I have a little language thing going on. About twenty years ago I realized the importance of language. There are many, many judgmental words and phrases … Continue reading

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Words Matter

I believe that words really do have an impact on us. I realize that to be consistent with what I’m about to write, I have to admit that it’s a choice to let words have an impact. But I think … Continue reading

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