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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. 

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...
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...
A story of bigotry on a radio show.
What can diabetes advocates learn from the HIV/AIDS movement? Part five of our exclusive interview with David Panzirer and Dana Ball.
Do people with diabetes feel social stigma? Results from a new survey could change the way we talk about diabetes...
DiabetesMine’s Innovation Summit shares updates on device connectivity, stigma research, the Bionic Pancreas, and more!
How a culture of stigma and shame is hurting the conversation about diabetes.
How sports can be a platform to tackle diabetes awareness and stigma.
Team Novo Nordisk athletes with diabetes dispel myths and stigma.
A call to action to make this invisible disease visible.
AADE’s Dr. Susan Guzman and diaTribe ’s Adam Brown discuss how common stigma is, why it matters, and tips to overcome it
Approaching the conversation, words and phrases to use, and more!
ADA and AADE publish guidelines for healthcare professionals on word choices that empower people with diabetes
To commemorate World Obesity Day, we are raising attention on terribly stigmatizing language around obesity and weight
How we talk about diabetes matters; using empowering, non-stigmatizing words is important when speaking with and about people with diabetes
Diabetes advocates, Renza and Grumpy, share the importance of #LanguageMatters and the consequences of “grading” diabetes management