Should there be ? I really believe there should be one! would allow questions featuring diabetes to be noted by users.

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    Let's figure out how to handle questions like this before we worry about tagging them: meta.cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/3282/…
    – Cascabel Mod
    Sep 8, 2016 at 0:17
  • how about a diabetic board then if there isn't one already? Nov 13, 2016 at 1:01
  • If you're really serious about it, Area51 is the place for proposing new sites. It does take a lot of work to get things off the ground and make sure there'll be enough support and people and questions for it to work out.
    – Cascabel Mod
    Nov 13, 2016 at 4:19
  • That said: Medical Sciences exists for many kinds of health questions, and we'll absolutely take well-defined cooking questions, it's just that we want "how do I reduce the sugar in X?" not "how do I make X diabetic-friendly?"
    – Cascabel Mod
    Nov 13, 2016 at 4:20

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This doesn't sound that useful to me. It doesn't indicate something well-defined about the question, which is pretty much the point of tags.

As rumtscho points out in Can we handle questions about diabetic-friendly food?, questions about cooking for diabetics need to clearly specify goals (e.g. "low-carb"). If we want to tag those questions, we should probably do it based on those specific goals, not the vague "diabetic-friendly" notion.


That would put answerers in the awkward position where their answers would be assumed qualified answers concerning suitability for diabetics - and unless I am mistaken, unlike a clear allergy where its is black-and-white about avoiding a contaminant or else, judging that really sounds like a health topic and/or like something that takes a health professional, trained diet cook, or otherwise specially knowledgeable and/or trained person to do.

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