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  1. Mike Ratrie
    Mike Ratrie November 5, 2013 at 5:00 am | | Reply

    Pretty good graphic – unfortunately, there is only so much you can put into a simple graphic before it gets overloaded. Still, I like both Amy’s and your suggestions, Mike.

    Just to demonstrate the complexity, I would add a couple. First, the classic, “I am a person who just happens to also have diabetes.” Next, “Insulin therapy does not mean I have failed (or have the more serious form of diabetes).”

  2. Terry Keelan
    Terry Keelan November 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm | | Reply

    “Yes, I have to pay attention. All the time.”

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  4. Benjol
    Benjol November 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm | | Reply

    “Where you see cakes, I see carbs”

    1. AmyT
      AmyT November 6, 2013 at 8:51 am | | Reply

      Oh Benjol, love that one!

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  7. Kati Konersman
    Kati Konersman November 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm | | Reply

    I use the term PWD (person (s) with diabetes rather than diabetics. It helps me remember that the condition does not define who one is.

    1. Allison
      Allison December 2, 2013 at 7:20 am | | Reply

      I think that is so nitpicky and ridiculous. If the disease doesn’t define you, then don’t let it… it’s not an issue of semantics/wordplay, but of your mindset. I hate that people use the term “PWD” – it can just be confusing to those on the outside. I’ve been doing this for over 18 years and it has never bothered me to be labeled “diabetic.”

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