If you want to make this fun take a second and think, what could nicole's little secret be?
Day 10, Post Secret. You know the beloved PostSecret blog? Today’s prompt is to write down a secret that …really isn’t a secret.
Ok so you think you know what I'm about to say right?
well here it is...
That's right, I HATE the word diabetes almost as much as I HATE the disease it refers to. Now, I know that may not be a big secret to some of you but I just needed to get that out.
I think that the term diabetes causes more confusion and spreads more misconception about type 1, type 1.5 and type 2 diabetes. Did you notice I did not mention gestational diabetes? People USUALLY don't lump gestational diabetes into the term diabetes. The actual full and right name is used and therefore actual facts are shared, listened to and understood.
I think anytime that you don't clearly define or use the proper full name of a disease or any topic that you are discussing for that matter, you are going to cause people to assume things and facts fly right out the window.
Here are some other post that I have blogged about this topic:
REVAMP, RENAME OR STAY THE SAME...WHAT TO DO ABOUT TYPE 1 DIABETES
WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THE NAME DROPPING