We announced (see below) that our working group was in place, now it's a pleasure to update this with the news that a UK position paper has been created and has been published!. Its launch forms the centrepiece of NHS England's contribution to Diabetes Week, 2018!
The official launch of the UK document was on Monday 11th June, 2018 via NHS England
It's very exciting to have represented the views and comments of people who responded to our call for contributions via our blog, social media and personal conversations, as well as those of others in the working group.
Successful Diabetes is proud to be part of a UK working group looking at the way language is used with and about people with diabetes and in diabetes care.
This has in part been inspired by an important and influential publication and promotion of language matters in Australia over the last few years. You can read more about how this has developed and contribute via the SD blog here http://successfuldiabetes.blogspot.co.uk
This week's development is that 2 important articles have been published simultaneously in the US - recommendations on language and diabetes from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). At the same time, Diabetes UK's journal, Diabetic Medicine, has published an editorial, setting the scene for language and diabetes matters in the UK.
Please feel free to download and peruse these documents via the links below, to keep up to date with these developments and watch this space as the UK 'task force' develops its work. You can also follow on Twitter via #languagematters
Read Diabetic Medicine Editorial (opens PDF)
Read ADA Task Force Recommendations (opens PDF)
Read AADE Article (opens PDF)