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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. 

Mila writes about the shame that people with diabetes can experience when people question or misunderstand their food choices
Experts wrote a joint consensus statement on what is needed to combat obesity stigma. The statement dives into common myths about obesity and offers recommendations for...
Rather than stigmatizing others for not fitting our definitions of health, we should be emphasizing personal success and challenging our notions of beauty
Cultural sensitivity and relevancy are key to making nutrition advice accessible to everyone
Diabetes advocates, Renza and Grumpy, share the importance of #LanguageMatters and the consequences of “grading” diabetes management
How we talk about diabetes matters; using empowering, non-stigmatizing words is important when speaking with and about people with diabetes
To commemorate World Obesity Day, we are raising attention on terribly stigmatizing language around obesity and weight
ADA and AADE publish guidelines for healthcare professionals on word choices that empower people with diabetes
Approaching the conversation, words and phrases to use, and more!
AADE’s Dr. Susan Guzman and diaTribe ’s Adam Brown discuss how common stigma is, why it matters, and tips to overcome it
A call to action to make this invisible disease visible.
Team Novo Nordisk athletes with diabetes dispel myths and stigma.
How sports can be a platform to tackle diabetes awareness and stigma.
How a culture of stigma and shame is hurting the conversation about diabetes.
DiabetesMine’s Innovation Summit shares updates on device connectivity, stigma research, the Bionic Pancreas, and more!
Do people with diabetes feel social stigma? Results from a new survey could change the way we talk about diabetes...
What can diabetes advocates learn from the HIV/AIDS movement? Part five of our exclusive interview with David Panzirer and Dana Ball.
How to deal when your life (and your diabetes) gets complicated.
A story of bigotry on a radio show.

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