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A new language for diabetes: improving communications with and about people with diabetes: position statement (2011)

Author

Diabetes Australia

City

Canberra

Type

Report

Institution

Diabetes Australia

 

Description

This report was developed with the aim of improving communications with and about people with diabetes. It is designed to encourage awareness of the language surrounding diabetes, and identify potential improvements. Diabetes Australia recommends using language that encourages positive interactions, and positive outcomes when the person with diabetes leaves the interaction. Careful use of language applies equally to the conduct of health services, health professionals, family, friends and colleagues of people with diabetes, and the media. Furthermore, people with diabetes may do themselves a disservice if they also use negative language.

Abstract adapted from Diabetes Australia

Contact details

Diabetes Australia
Level 1, 101 Northbourne Avenue
Turner ACT 2612
GPO Box 3156
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6232 3800
Fax: (02) 6230 1535
Email: admin@diabetesaustralia.com.au

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Last updated: 29 October 2014
 
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