A decade ago, some folks began to object being called diabetics. Instead, they proposed “person with diabetes” or “people with diabetes.” Or simply PWD.
Given the major differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, I now propose PWT1D (person or people with type 1 diabetes) and PWT2D.
And so no one’s left out: PWLADA. Person with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adulthood.
Whadda u think?
Steve Parker, M.D.
What type of diabetes do you have?
I’m a Type 2 diabetic. The adjective is simple and descriptive.
People who call themselves persons with diabetes seemed to be ashamed of their condition. I’m neither proud or ashamed.
It’s like the other PC mantra “Don’t let diabetes rule your life’ Too damn right I let diabetes rule my life. If it didn’t I’d probably be dead from complications by now!