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?




One response

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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