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ADA urges clinicians not to use the word diabetic to describe people with diabetes, among...

Discussion in 'Diabetes News' started by DCUK NewsBot, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think that actually sounds really cool as insults go. I'd take that!
     
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  2. gmw47

    gmw47 Type 2 · Member

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    "condemning the use of "diabetic" as a noun" - but not as an adjective?
    Noun - He/she is a diabetic.
    Adjective - he/she is diabetic.
    What a load of PC balderdash !!
    PC = pathetic claptrap (well, in this instance anyway) :)
     
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  3. smcc

    smcc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    PC = pathetic claptrap. I would abbreviate it to pathetic c**p!
     
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  4. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have a hospital diabetes appointment this afternoon with Mr Turner and the DSN's, not looking for ward to it, BS has been all over the place, but I will try and remember to ask what their pc is for a PWD/ diabetic :nurse:
     
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  5. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Surely 'dead diabetic' = ex PWD (or XPWD or even /PWT1D in technospeak)
     
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  6. copey399

    copey399 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In the words of Shakespeare "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" and by that token a PWD or a Diabetic would still have the wretched condition however they choose to describe them. We want a cure not political correctness. Save your time and effort for what is really important.
     
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  7. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    I am a person .. Just me .. :)

    Patients are people ..was a course which hospitals put their staff on some years back ..
    Yes patients are people .. But still with health conditions though ..

    So am I am patient or a person when in a health setting ..
    Well I like the person first .. Makes me feel empowered and equal ...

    Still would like the best health care treatment for all though ..:cool:
     
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  8. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How silly to say calling someone "diabetic" is not PC what difference does it make for goodness sake we have diabetes therefore we are diabetics.
     
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  9. mrspuddleduck

    mrspuddleduck · Guest

    Oh Kat, your post made me suddenly realise how quickly PWD Person with Diabetes would become Patient with Diabetes - always knew I was just a hospital number!!! :eek:,....... ;):D
     
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  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I asked Mr T and he said he has never called anyone a diabetic and he has heard of the name changes to PWD.
     
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  11. encore1332

    encore1332 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    personally doesn't bother me, id rather the person who was paid to come up with the rubbish do something constructive and worthwhile with their time, better not be being paid by my taxes!!!
     
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  12. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    I believe the 'A' in ADA stands for American, so we are not involved, and so far do not need to kowtow to this rubbish. I think personally that Diabetic signifies that I belong to the club no one wants to join, but once in I accept the label as being relevant to me. It qualifies me for free prescriptions after all. Other freebies it triggers can include reduced Life Insurance, improved annuities (?) and VAT free accessories. I even got Viagra for free for a while until it became contraindicated.
     
  13. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't that now be the American Association for People With Diabetes ;)
     
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  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No you are not! Don't be so sexist; you are a person with 2 X chromosomes. But then is 'person' a bit personist? Does it unfairly exclude non-persons? I suppose you should be called a 'carbon based life form with 2 X chromosomes and diabetes' ? There, that's better...

    :)

    Oh no; what about non-life forms like rocks, sand and dieticians? That will probably offend them
     
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  15. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Now that is just silly! Dieticians can't get offended. They know everything!

    ;)
     
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  16. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    lol lol what number .. It's a lottery you know lol :p:woot::hilarious:
     
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  17. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Persons are not People. It would anyway become American Persons With Diabetes Association APWDA
     
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    #37 Oldvatr, Jan 7, 2016 at 1:51 PM
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  18. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I am definitely a woman..................... and all woman at that :happy:
     
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  19. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I am not a number ............. I am a free person upload_2016-1-7_14-32-32.jpeg ;)

    PWD, Prisoner With Diabetes ( we can never get a get out of jail free card, bound and shackled to decades of injections/ pumps and finger pricks :rolleyes: )
     
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  20. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    There are days when I don't feel like a life form at all. Indeed I had a boss that used to call us lowly workers as Pond Life on occasions. But whats in a name? We had worse names for him !!!!
     
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