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Language Matters
Supporting Emotional Health in People with Diabetes

This event took place on 30th September 2020 at 10:30am (09:30 GMT)

For anyone living or working with diabetes

  • Learn and become more aware about the impacts of language and emotional health on living with diabetes
  • Find out practical ways to create or maintain a positive language and emotionally supportive environment in your encounters with people living with diabetes
  • Learn how to use and interpret reliable measures of emotional health
  • Access resources and materials to further develop your knowledge and practice about language and emotional health support in diabetes care

About the Webinar:

Hosted and funded by The Open University and supported by Diabetes UK, with presentations from both health care professionals and people with diabetes, the webinar is based on two recent landmark publications.

NHS England’s ‘Language Matters’ Position Statement (see and Diabetes UK’s ‘Diabetes and Emotional Health: A practical guide to supporting adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes’ (see

The webcast was open to 10000 users

(90 minutes)