Communication and Diabetes Issue. In this issue of PLAID, we discuss how communication impacts all aspects of living with diabetes. We hear the personal stories and experiences of individuals touched by diabetes. Research articles emphasize the role of communication in addressing and coping with some of the psychosocial and health-related issues faced by those living with diabetes. Lastly, information and tips are provided to help healthcare providers and patients develop meaningful dialogue and get the most out of time spent during office visits.