Diabetes terminology

27 10 2008

I am thinking of getting a medical tattoo, and I am wondering what the best text would be.  I am hesitant to put “type 1 diabetes” because I fear that they will rename it in the future (see: “juvenile diabetes”).  “Insulin-dependent diabetes” is more accurate, but longer.  “IDDM” is shorter, but more cryptic.  What do you think?

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27 10 2008
Scott K. Johnson

I’ve been tossing the idea around again too. It’s such a tough choice for words because of the things you’ve mention (size of words, clear message, etc).

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