Offensive Diabetes

Interesting discussion in TuDiabetes.com: Is the term Diabetic offensive?

My answer:

If the term Diabetes offends some people, then we patients should educate them. Diabetes isn’t a curse, it isn’t an insult. It’s a condition, of epidemic proportions, so it’s not like people don’t know about it. Some of us could have avoided it, some others didn’t have the choice. Would you find the term Cancer offensive? It’s a disease, like any other. I am not proud to call myself a Diabetic, but I am not ashamed to admit it so. It’s my reality, and it will be forever. Others may as well get used to it.

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One thought on “Offensive Diabetes

  1. Hi Beatriz. I like your site, and especially the title, Red Dot Project . . .

    Is the term “Diabetic” offensive?

    No.

    Next question. ;^)

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