The Knot: How to untangle medication stigma associated with diabetes care
What can you do when clients refuse medication?
Many people are not interested in starting medication when they are diagnosed with elevated blood sugar. The question becomes, what do you say, and how can we keep the door open so that in the future, they don’t internalize the need for medication as a personal failure?
This is a tricky question because there is so much myth about diet as medication and the power of lifestyle change in diabetes. Untangling the knot of stigma is tough, and this short video digs deeper into how stigma intersects.
IDC wrote about this topic a few months ago.
In this issue of the Knot, we explore seven types of stigmas.
The 7th stigma is the stigma of ignorance, which is explored here:
The Knot is a short video that explores these concepts in more detail. It is for paid subscribers.
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