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buggle
04-21-2009, 11:12 PM
Which is correct?

type 1 diabetes

or

Type 1 Diabetes

manic4titans
04-21-2009, 11:15 PM
I am not an English teacher but I think Type 1 Diabetes. It is a proper name of a disease, wouldn't you think? I probably type it 5 different ways because I get in a hurry and don't really care as long as I convey my message. ha!

Jordansmom
04-21-2009, 11:19 PM
Buggle, Jordan finds this thread funny because you're calling for the grammar police and didn't capitalize "calling".

In the Pink Panther Book its lower case, "type 1 diabetes".

manic4titans
04-21-2009, 11:22 PM
I looked under American Diabetes Association. They do not have it capitalized. I was wrong. :o

betty6333
04-21-2009, 11:23 PM
I have no clue, but I thought it was funny too.

buggle
04-21-2009, 11:32 PM
Buggle, Jordan finds this thread funny because you're calling for the grammar police and didn't capitalize "calling".

That's why I called the grammar police. :)

I have it two ways on a website, so I need to make a decision and stick with it. My editor sister will go over it later, but I thought you guys might know. I drive her crazy. She says that I'm very, very bad with commas. I like commas. :p

kiwimum
04-21-2009, 11:37 PM
I prefer the Type 1 Diabetes and as far as I am aware, I always write it that way.
It is a name of something so I figure it deserves capitals. (I also think that it looks more important in capitals!:D)

Jordansmom
04-22-2009, 12:34 AM
I prefer the Type 1 Diabetes and as far as I am aware, I always write it that way.
It is a name of something so I figure it deserves capitals. (I also think that it looks more important in capitals!:D)

I agree with statement. Who cares about the grammar police anyway?

hrtmom3
04-23-2009, 12:43 AM
A disease (medical condition) is not capitalized unless it is named after a person.
So "type 1 diabetes" would be correct. Of course, unless it is the beginning of sentence then it would be Type 1 diabetes. :)

buggle
04-23-2009, 01:20 AM
Thanks, Martha! I've been ignoring it, so I just made myself make a decision and I went and changed them all to being the same -- lower case.

I feel all better now. :p

Eve
04-23-2009, 04:53 PM
I agree with Kiwimom!:p:D

Hollyb
04-23-2009, 05:28 PM
In my magazine, we only capitalize a disease if it is named after an actual person -- so chicken pox, but Tourette's syndrome.

But I notice the JDRF usually uses Type 1 diabetes with the "T" only capitalized, which is weird.