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Diabetes Stigma News

Diabetes stigma refers to the experiences of exclusion, rejection, prejudice, or blame that people with diabetes unfairly face. It largely stems from inaccurate beliefs that individual behavior and poor choices lead to diabetes. However, this not only leads to misplaced judgment and blame, but it also ignores other contributing factors, like genetics, the environment, and socioeconomic status. 

Feeling judged or shamed for what you eat is an experience shared by many people living with diabetes. Support groups and open conversations can help combat the stigma...
Tackling diabetes stigma and its devastating effects will rely on courageous advocates and creative solutions. It’s time to disrupt the status quo as we search for...
Too many people experience blame, shame, and judgment following a gestational diabetes diagnosis. Find out about new research looking into the stigma around pregnancy-...
Unfortunately, healthcare professionals can sometimes contribute to diabetes stigma. However, discussing Time in Range may help empower people with diabetes and reduce...
Unfortunately, people with diabetes are often unfairly represented in the media. An accurate and empowering portrayal of a person with diabetes on screen is one of the...
Diabetes stigma is a huge public health problem that has been shown to lead to worse health outcomes. At the ADA 82nd Scientific Sessions, four leading experts in this...
At the ATTD 2022 conference, diabetes advocates delivered presentations on open-source AID, access to insulin and diabetes supplies, and diabetes stigma in the #dedocº...
diaTribe spoke with Dr. Nick Cuttriss, founding director of the ECHO Diabetes Action Network (EDAN), to learn how Project ECHO Diabetes and EDAN use telementoring to...
Alan Uphold, who has type 1 diabetes, shares his experiences with disclosing his diabetes to strangers, friends, and loved ones, and he offers tips for others on how to...
diaTribe is launching a new website, dStigmatize.org, to provide a comprehensive resource for understanding, reducing, and ending diabetes stigma. Reducing diabetes...
Diabetes can be an isolating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Even if you can’t connect with people in person, there are many ways to find community online. Learn...
Anthony Wilson, a patient advocate with the Know Diabetes by Heart campaign, discusses his diagnosis journey, the stigma he has experienced, and his advice to others on...
Stacey McGill in Netflix’s "The Baby-Sitters Club," adapted from Ann M. Martin’s book series, is a character that many people with diabetes finally have the opportunity...
Misguided questions, such as "can you eat that?" from well-meaning friends and family can feel infuriating. Sara Zarr shares how she responds to misconceptions without...
Weight impacts diabetes and diabetes impacts weight. The emotional and physical toll of excess weight is not exclusive to the type 2 diabetes community as diaTribe staff...
The number of youths being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year is on the rise. Learn about the early signs of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents, the...
One of the most powerful ways to change a person’s mind is to have a one-on-one conversation. By focusing on the power of storytelling, diaTribe encourages people to...
Adolescence can be a confusing time, and this is doubly true for teenagers with type 1 diabetes. At a stage when everyone is starting to figure out who they are, the...
Diabetes stigma includes the experiences of exclusion, rejection, prejudice, and blame that some people with diabetes encounter. Learn how to identify this stigma, how...
During diaTribe’s d20 Lightning Talks, we heard from five leaders about stigma, how it negatively affects people with diabetes, and what can be done to counter the false...

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