Have you ever been on the wrong side of a conversation at a clinic or a hospital, where the language used to describe you sounded critical, judgmental, and even depersonalizing?
Diabetes educators face many challenges when treating people with diabetes, such as achieving long-term glycaemic control. Developing countries have many issues such as low educations levels, often including illiteracy; lack of facilities; inappropriate nutrition or lack of access to nutrition; apathy and indifference and communication issues between health care teams and
Words are part of each person’s context; people interpret messages and create meaning. For people with diabetes, the words they hear, see and read every day can be helpful or hurtful. Words can contribute to an already stressful disease experience.