This talk will seek to promote understanding of the impact of diagnosis of type 2 diabetes on individuals. To consider the effect of the diagnosis and the language used at that time and thereafter in contact with people with diabetes. Diabetes prevention strategies is also explored. Person centred goal setting in partnership is key in diabetes care, to promote understanding, increase knowledge and skills and also explore bet treatment options on an individual basis. To realise the potential for effective partnership working and practice, engagement and using language that’s matters is key.