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Whatever your feelings may be on the word “diabetic,” it is our responsibility as educators and leaders in the diabetes field to know the recommendations on language in diabetes and practice them. There is evidence to support these language changes - read it, know it, practice it.
The teen years are tough… without diabetes. Transitioning from the teen years to adulthood with diabetes is challenging, and both teens and parents have valid concerns. What are some strategies you've shared with your patients and their families to help them through this transition?