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"We can help reduce the impact of weight stigma by setting up our practice environment to be accessible and friendly to people of size," Dillon says. She encourages RDs to be mindful of their word choices. For example, instead of "normal" for body size, refer to sizes as high weight or low weight. Dillon also likes to ask her clients which words they prefer she use in sessions to describe size.

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There's growing evidence that weight stigma also is associated with increased disease and mortality risk,37-40 and internalized stigma appears to raise cardiometabolic risk the most.41-43 Weight stigma is correlated with higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, greater oxidative stress, increased blood pressure, and higher levels of C-reactive protein and other proinflammatory cytokines that have been observed to be greater in people with obese BMIs.5,8,44,45 Cortisol can contribute to metabolic risk and further weight gain by triggering eating and visceral fat accumulation.46

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Hi Mr. Duncan! I am. a graduate student in the area of special education, moderate to severe. In this particular class, we have been able to go over “high and low functioning.” It seems to me that your post was right on. In fact, I never heard of hf-lf until I took this class! I believe that the stigma of hf-lf should be gotten rid of because it doesn’t make too much sense anymore. I will have to continue to read your blog because I’ve learned much from your comment.

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The DSM-5 will be wiping out many of the individual disorders within the spectrum and replacing them with levels… 3 levels. These 3 levels will essentially make up exactly what we will come to know as “low functioning” and “high functioning” and then.. one level somewhere in the middle.

Great write up on a very complicated topic

This is where “low functioning” and “high functioning” terms often become a point of contention among experts, autistics, parents and everyone else.

Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood sugar

That means that there really is no low or high level… there’s simply a different disorder to fall into. If you could live independently but struggled socially, you had Aspergers. If you had more severe impairments which left you dependent on others for life, you had classic Autistic Disorder. Others that fell somewhere in the middle would often be PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified)