I generally don't. This is an example of why: I finally told someone at work (I've been on this job nearly a year now). I get invited to a little birthday celebration during the workday. All that is there, of course, is cake. I don't partake. The person I have told says, loudly, when I turn down the cake, "Well, yes, there's nothing here for diabetics, that's for sure!"
Number one: I really don't like to be referred to as "a diabetic." I do not define myself as "a diabetic." I am a person who has diabetes. Secondly, I don't need it announced. I would prefer to be the person who tells others or who doesn't tell.
My husband had told someone that I have diabetes. We had dinner with them. After dinner, I put my feet up. The woman asked me, "Do you need to put your feet up after you eat due to the diabetes?" I wanted to reply, "Yes, then I have to stand on my head for 10 minutes to get my numbers down."
I would rather people just not know.
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