Talking about complications

Language matters around the subject of diabetes complications. We want to hear your thoughts and examples of good/bad practice

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Please share with us any ideas you have on how people with type 1 diabetes and most particularly those with additional eating disorders should be spoken to when it comes to complications. This could be relating to real life experiences you've had with health-professionals or just general thoughts on what you believe is the most helpful or unhelpful ways in which these discussions should play out.

Your ideas will make up a document provided for the benefit of subscribers with DWED health professional memberships, to offer additional insight into the way patients with T1-ED wish to have conversation around complications broached within a clinical setting. July brings about the conclusion our mini series of members only resources which over 4 months have  highlighted common type 1 diabetes complications; retinopathy, neuropathy, gastroparesis and finally nephropathy. 

For your reference you may also want to read a highly relevant recent blog written by staff writer Claire Kearns: Complications, Scare Tactics and Survival.

All your comments will remain anonymous and we have no doubt that any and all submissions will be hugely worthwhile to the people reading them. To be a part of this project just fill in the form below, and thank you so much!


What type of language do you feel health professionals should use when discussing diabetes complications with their patients? Please feel free to include your own specific examples of good and poor practice. 

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