- What a great conversation about stigma at #CWDFFL2014.
- — Scott K. Johnson (@scottkjohnson)Thu, Jul 03 2014 15:01:27
- Now for some the of the study results. Did you know people with type 1 diabetes seem to experience more stigma than those with type 2?
- Parents feel the most stigma, though!
- What do these diabetes advocates have to say?
- — The Perfect Diabetic (@ThePerfectDBlog)Mon, Jun 16 2014 00:40:43I want people to know that all diabetes is "severe" - and all PWD need support and encouragement. #dstigma
- We need to get rid of the shame and blame associated with diabetes.
- — Karen Graffeo (@KarenBittrSweet)Mon, Jun 16 2014 00:24:11I once checked my sugar after a long stressful travel day & it was high. I was asked "what did you do for it to be so bad?" #dStigma
- This tweet portrays this point well:
- Another major finding from dQ&A:
- Ignorance can be a source of stigma, we need to educate more people about what diabetes is and how it impacts our lives!
- What does stigma look like? Check out the graph below for some major themes.
- — diaTribe (@diaTribeNews)Thu, Jul 10 2014 20:02:08
- Restaurants can be trigger sites for diabetes stigma:
- — Twice Diabetes (@TwiceDiabetes)Mon, Jun 30 2014 12:29:27
Why we need a conversation about #dstigma
After diaTribe and dQ&A presented a study about diabetes stigma at this year's Friends for Life Conference, we wanted to post some of the major findings on Twitter for our followers to see. Below are those results, plus some other great posts about #dstigma.