Message from Christine:
I have noticed that many people with diabetes refer to themselves as "diabetic" but the American Diabetes Association prefers using "person with diabetes" when
referring to patients. I personally have never heard anyone with diabetes complain about the term "diabetic" but I thought I'd let you know what the American Diabetes Association's official
stance is. I think the idea is to try to humanize the individual rather than just label them with a disease.
Please e-mail me your thoughts & experiences with this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week!
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
FOODPICKER.org, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
This week's question for your nutrition blog:
From: Susan R. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
Subject: ideal blood sugar level?
I have diabetes and my blood sugar is all over the map. Could you please tell me the ideal blood sugar level?
After you answer a question on your blog please e-mail email@example.com with the link (so we know that you posted). The deadline
is every Sunday at midnight. We will post several responses in our next newsletter!Example: Christine's BlogDiabetes Tools (official blood sugar recommendations)
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