Wordless Wednesday: Does IWD equal PWD? [Updated]
I’m generally indifferent when it comes to the terms “diabetic” versus “PWD” (Person With Diabetes), though I’m sensitive to those who feel strongly about them. However, I give credit to the makers of my favorite coffee additive — based on this new addition to their packaging (packeting?), they’re trying!
Update 3/22/2012: The above packet came with my McDonald’s coffee earlier in the week. I compared it to the ones in my kitchen, and realized the photo is an older packet, not a newer one. That one has a copyright date of 2008 (just above the circled text), while the packets I bought at the store are copyrighted 2010 and don’t reference diabetes at all. (Among other labeling changes, the name changed from “Equal” to “Equal Classic”, to differentiate from the new yellow-packet Equal Sucralose and pink-packet Equal Saccharine.)
I still give them credit for trying though, and I’ve never been a big fan of packaged food being labeled as being “suitable for” me. I’ll determine if it’s good for me based on the ingredients and Nutrition Facts, thank you very much.
But while we’re being sensitive to labeling people by their medical condition, shouldn’t they rephrase the warning to Phenylketonurics to “Individuals with Phenylketonuria”?