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Speaking of Diabetes

Happy New Year!  Hope you had a great festive period. Language There have been so many discussions about language over the past years and rightly so.I don’t tend to contribute to these discussions as I can see both sides of the argument and I don’t think the 280 character limit of Twitter enables a rational discussion on this topic to be undertaken.I hope that this blog post may help to provoke some sensible discussion.There are a few areas I think worth exploring. Audience I think this is key to any discussions about language and diabetes.What is acceptable to say in one forum could very well be unacceptable in another.What is acceptable for someone with scant knowledge of or contact with diabetes, may certainly not be acceptable to someone that is in regular contact with diabetes (or dare I say it with diabetics!).The key is not to stifle discussion.I think that the current situation where any perceived deviation from the textbook way of talking about diabetes is jumped on heavily …