Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by buggle, Apr 21, 2009.
Which is correct?
type 1 diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes
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!
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".
I looked under American Diabetes Association. They do not have it capitalized. I was wrong.
I have no clue, but I thought it was funny too.
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.
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!)
I agree with statement. Who cares about the grammar police anyway?
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.
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.
I agree with Kiwimom!
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.
Separate names with a comma.