Do you hide your diabetes?
Some have mixed feelings and emotions about telling others that they are a diabetic. I mentioned my disease to a couple of friends, but they looked so puzzled. They did not know what I was talking about, and I doubted they even believed me. That was probably because they did not know enough about it to be concerned.
There did not seem to be any reason for doing so. I was alone as a diabetic, except for my family, But there was still something missing!
Since my diagnose, That essentially changed my life in a very important way, There are so many people online who are diabetics, or they have family members with diabetes. I believe that at least 80% of what I know about diabetes was learned on the internet. I have been helped in so many ways, and my control and my life has improved.
Acceptance and lifestyle changes are important simply because I am very comfortable telling people about my diabetes, and about diabetes in general. It is very comforting and rewarding to give and receive help online. I will never hide my diabetes. I hope my online friends feel the same way!
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