Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Say which type of diabetes you mean!

If you have read my earlier posts, you know that one of my pet peeves is people — especially journalists and scientists — not specifying which type of diabetes they mean.

Take, for instance, this article on the rapid increase in diabetes cases.  Anyone who knows about diabetes can figure out that the article is talking about type 2, but they don't say it anywhere it in the article — not once.

Now, I don't have anything against type 2 diabetes, and I agree that the rapid increase is alarming.  However, I think it's important to note which type of diabetes you are talking about.  A rapid increase in type 1 cases would mean something very, very different than a rapid increase in type 2 cases.

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