Are You PWT1D or PWT2D?

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.

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5 responses to “Are You PWT1D or PWT2D?

  1. Margaret in Vermont

    No, either one is silly. Nobody needs an acronym, it is even more de-personalizing.

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  3. Ivan

    What type of diabetes do you have DR. Parker?