My Diabetes Inklings

Watch Your Language!

Language is a powerful tool. It’s a way of communication and expressing emotions. Certain words we hear have negative connotations associated with them such as disease or sufferer. Similarly, labelling a group of people can often generate negativity particularly if it’s used as a stereotype. Psychology suggests that we naturally group people together as it’s too much effort to get to know each person individually. Perhaps this was pertinent in the old days where coming up against a different group of people could spell death. But there’s no need for negative connotations when it comes to health conditions. And it’s about time that we got rid of some of those terms in the diabetes community. Continue reading “Watch Your Language!”

My Diabetes Inklings

My Diabetes July – National Diabetes Strategy Launch

This year has been an exciting year diabetes wise and the month of July was an immensely busy time for me. I hope to be able to reassemble the events I have attended and been a part of! First up, the National Diabetes Strategy Launch. Continue reading “My Diabetes July – National Diabetes Strategy Launch”

My Diabetes Inklings

Review, Reflect and React

Sometimes, all you need in a busy schedule is to set some time aside just to take a step back and see where things are. With placement, uni assignments and other personal things going, it’s hard to find ANY spare time. Let alone finding time to reflect on things! But particularly with diabetes management, I think that’s all you need, even if it’s just seeing that you’re on the right track. Continue reading “Review, Reflect and React”