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NHS England and diabetes organisations highlight the importance of getting language right

 

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NHS England and diabetes organisations highlight the importance of getting language right

Leading diabetes organisations have teamed up with NHS England to promote a guide to help healthcare professionals navigate the often complex world of diabetes care and treat patients living with the disease sensitively.

The launch of Language Matters coincides with Diabetes Week (11-17 June) and this year’s theme tackles the issue of difficult conversations. The new advice, developed in partnership with seven other organisations and charities, including Diabetes UK, explains how the language used by healthcare professionals can have a profound impact on people living with the disease, and those who care for them.