cece cadinha
By cece cadinha Latest Reply 2013-05-11 02:07:04 -0500
Started 2013-05-05 02:17:01 -0500

I'm more recently diagnosed and I haven't really told anyone yet but my boyfriend but I'm spending the night night at my friends tomorrow (5/5/13) and idk how to tell her or what to expect can I please please get some help I don't want her to freak out I'm just worried on how she will think/feel about the matter …also i need some advice on how to get through the night away from home please

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Fefe12 2013-05-11 02:07:04 -0500 Report

I think your friends will take your lead. If you are uptight and frustrated, they will be also. You need to stay calm and just share whats going on in your life. I cant imagine anyone who loves you being turned off or anything. Dont play the sad card, this is your life and will be a part of you. Thats ok. Just think, if you take care of yourself, you will be the healthiest of all your friends and they will envy you.

cece cadinha
cece cadinha 2013-05-08 21:34:00 -0500 Report

Thank you for all her help I just came out and told her and she had A LOT of questions but I explained to her about all my stuff and what I have to do and what it was …

mathew1321 2013-05-06 00:18:45 -0500 Report

It's cool don't sweat it I was diagnosed a day after my birth day and so far it's been a great experience

GabbyPA 2013-05-05 14:16:23 -0500 Report

If you don't freak out about it, then she most likely won't either. She may have a lot of questions and let her learn with you. You can let her test your levels with your meter. Make it a "cool" thing to learn from and you just might be surprised.

I imagine the biggest thing will be if you want her to keep it a secret or not. If you don't make that pressure to keep it a secret then hopefully the respect of your existing friendship will be there and she will be in the corner with you to fight off any jerks out there who want to make light of your battle.

Mikeal72 2013-05-05 13:18:55 -0500 Report

My advice on being away from home is to make sure to bring all of your supplies. Double check before you leave that you have everything you need. Don't forget some glucose pills in case you go low. As far as your friend, just be honest if the topic comes up. No reason to hide serious medical conditions from those closest to you.

IronOre 2013-05-05 13:02:00 -0500 Report

Been there.
It always has been hard for me to tell people about my diabetes, and why it's that way I just don't know.
I am sitting here trying to came up with a way to tell her, but it's really hard . . . but be sure to tell her that things have really changed over the years, and the chances of something negative happening to you because of it are much lower than ever before.
I have been type 1 for almost 38 years, with no complications . . . and others on here have gone much longer than that.

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