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How Health Professionals Speak To People With Diabetes

Discussion in 'Diabetes News' started by hh1, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. hh1

    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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  3. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    "People who are ashamed of a condition will find it much harder to engage and manage that condition proactively.”
    One doc asked me if I hadn't been pigging myself, and a nurse asked me why I'd gained the 35kgs I'd lost previously in a rather condescending manner. I told her that if I knew that I'd be very rich.
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  4. Phoenix55

    Phoenix55 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Please note all the links mentioning low carb down the side. Perhaps the medical community is finally being pointed in a direction that will work for more type 2 people. It is also interesting the link with language. It was the language used by my DN that really got my back up so that I was determined to 'show her' that I could do something about borderline diabetes without drugs. Perhaps if she had been more empathetic I would have just fallen in line and taken the pills and carried on eating the Eatwell plate!
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  5. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is the medics who make people feel shame. And the TV medics and media reporting of medics which also induce shame.

    You dont get a cold and get shamed. Their whole language, for a decade, has been one of blame and shame. Its disgusting and unfair.
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