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Do you prefer "person with diabetes" or "diabetic?"

November 3 - 10, 2021

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Do you prefer "person with diabetes" or "diabetic?"
Person with diabetes
56%
Diabetic
12%
I really don't care
28%
Other
4%

Much has been written in recent years about the importance of language in the diabetes community. Language matters -- in how we speak about living with diabetes, caring for diabetes, and dealing with the challenges of diabetes. One phrase is often discussed -- that of how we refer to people living with diabetes. By a four-to-one margin, our readers prefer "person with diabetes" to "diabetic," with just under one-third expressing no preference.

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