All in Diagnosis and reflection

Yes.... language matters

“The language used by healthcare professionals can have a profound impact on how people living with diabetes…. feel about living with it day-to-day.” (NHS England - Language Matters: Language and Diabetes). My own experiences, both good and bad, wholly support this view.

My diagnosis

I was eventually diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on 5th March 1972 having lost over half a stone in weight from the measurements listed on my school reports between July 1971 and December 1971. This is a diary of events written by my mother at the time of my diagnosis.