” Life with a chronic illness mandates an ongoing relationship with health care professionals. Whether it’s an endocrinologist, diabetes educator, primary care doctor, nutritionist, or all of the above, a person with diabetes gets accustomed to having their A1C, blood, urine, feet, eyes, and more evaluated on a regular basis. These appointments are meant to monitor, manage, and support the person with diabetes, but all too often, they leave that person feeling judged and shamed. ”

The above lines are from the article entitled “The Importance of Language in Diabetes Care” originally posted on the website of the Diabetes Self Management.

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