Our previous news items have focussed on 'Language Matters', NHS England's guidelines for useful communications with and about people living with diabetes, first published in 2018. Rosie Walker was part of the writing team for that original edition, and now has made a big contribution to the newly published 2nd Edition, in partnership with Prof Cathy Lloyd of the Open University and of course through extensive discussions with clinicians and people living with diabetes across the country. NHS England's national clinical directors for diabetes and children and young people with diabetes have been highly supportive of this development and instrumental in bringing it to publication.
Rosie said 'The 2nd edition contains all the much-valued aspects of the original, especially the practical examples and 'seek to be more'/'seek to be less' guidance, all based on research and lived experience. Cathy and I have been able to extend these to include, in particular, language considerations in relation to young people living with diabetes and their transition between services. We have reflected the voices we heard directly from young people with type 1 diabetes and indirectly via their health professionals and carers, as we gathered views. We hope this 2nd Edition will be as welcomed as the original, and will be widely used and shared by everyone involved in supporting people of all ages living with any type of diabetes'
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Visit 'Language Matters Diabetes' website, for guidance documents about Language and Diabetes from around the world
Take a look at our Webinar and resources for 'Language Matters: supporting emotional health' here