Order and style as follows:
DIABETIC LIVING STYLE FOR CREDENTIALS
1. Academic degrees (use periods) in descending order:
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
D.O. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
D.P.M. Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
D.M.D. Doctor of Dental Medicine
D.D.S. Doctor of Dental Surgery
Pharm.D. Doctor of Pharmacy
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy
M.M.Sc. Master of Medical Science
M.S. Master of Science
M.P.H. Master of Public Health
M.S.Ed. Master of Science in Education
M.S.W. Master of Social Work
2. Certifications (no periods) in descending order:
RPh Registered Pharmacist
NP Nurse Practitioner
CNP Certified Nurse Practitioner
RN Registered Nurse
RDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
RD Registered Dietitian
LDN Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
LD Licensed Dietitian
CDN Certified Diabetes Nutritionist
CDE Certified Diabetes Educator
CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
3. Fellows (alphabetical):
FACC Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
FACSM Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine
FAHA Fellow of the American Heart Association
FAND Fellow of the American Dietetic Association
5. Place of work
6. Location of workplace (if necessary)
EX. Alison Evert, M.S., RD, CDE, coordinator of diabetes education programs at the University of Washington Medical Center Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center in Seattle.
Always refer to individuals (PWDs and professionals) by their last names after first reference.
The first mention in text, captions, and sidebars should identify individuals and professionals with their first and last names.
In general, don’t use last names for minors; last names may be implied, however, if children are part of a family featured in a story. If using a minor’s last name is important to a story (a 14-year-old who is the focus of a story, for example), verify that the minor’s guardians have signed the proper release form(s).
List sources at the end of a story either as a list with bullets or on one line with names divided by semicolons.
See: World Wide Web
EXCEPTION: Always use parentheses to set off internal directionals.
Round up prices to the nearest dollar. (List a $25.97 product as $26.)
Refer to products in the following order:
Brand and product name, price; website
EX. Impact by Jillian Michaels Women’s Pulse Hoodie, $23; kmart.com
For sidebar copy:
EX. We love this Bentgo All-in-One Stackable Bento Lunch Box that comes with two large, divided compartments for easy portion control. $15; bentgo.com
carbohydrate, carb, carb., carbs
Blood sugar and blood glucose may be used interchangeably.
diabetes-friendly (preferred over diabetic-friendly)
In digital copy, in a sentence: XX grams of carb (no period)
LADA: Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults
mg/dl (not dL)
PWD: person with diabetes (singular); PWDs (plural)
Always use the abbreviations for the following:
AADE: American Association of Diabetes Educators
ADA: American Diabetes Association
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
USDA: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Use % (percent symbol) in all Department stories; spell percent in feature stories and recipe method.
See also Health: Drugs and Vitamins.