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Keywords

context, diabetes, diabetes education, diabetes-related language

 

Authors

  1. Dickinson, Jane K. PhD, RN, CDE
  2. Funnell, Martha M. MS, RN, CDE

Abstract

Abstract: Nurses can make a difference by carefully considering the language they use to talk to or about patients with diabetes. This article discusses the importance of words and messages in healthcare, particularly in diabetes education.