All in Diagnosis and reflection
“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.
Diagnosed in March 1972, I was still in hospital for my first Easter with type one. It was made very clear to me that chocolate was not on the menu...
Do your experiences at diagnosis contribute to how you manage a condition like type one, your future relationships with HCPs and your willingness to place your trust in their advice? This is a diary of events written by my mother at the time of my diagnosis.