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Nursing. 2019 Jun;49(6):56-60. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000554614.92598.fb.

Diabetes: Changing the conversation.

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Jane K. Dickinson is the diabetes education and management program director and lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, N.Y. Martha M. Funnell is an emeritus research scientist with the department of learning health sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a member of the Nursing2019 editorial board.


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.

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