A decade ago, some folks began to object to 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.
5 responses to “Are You PWT1D or PWT2D?”
No, either one is silly. Nobody needs an acronym, it is even more de-personalizing.
Thanks for chiming in, Margaret.
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What type of diabetes do you have DR. Parker?