To disclose or not to disclose?   This can be a sensitive issue sometimes.  At times we may want to let everyone know all about diabetes, and at times we may just want our privacy.  So this month we asked you to weigh in on disclosing to your friends, your employer, or your school.  Here’s why some of us do or don’t let people know about diabetes:

  • Chris has always disclosed at work, but in college that wasn’t always the case.
  • Amber explains that shyness and worries of being judged can make disclosure feel tough. Soon after posting, a disclosure opportunity arose and she shared that conversationwith us!
  • Emily believes the support she received from her 1st grade classmates after diagnosis inspired her to live a life of full diabetes disclosure.
  • Brian feels disclosure is important, although he claims it’s because he is “lazy and self-serving” (although I think he’s being safe and brave!).
  • Tmana shares thoughts and observations on “coming out of the insulin closet”.
  • Scott E. discusses why diabetes is behind his decision not to disclose his full identity on-line.

As always, there were more great posts submitted than we could cover in this round-up, so click over to the blog carnival page for the link to the full list of posts.  Didn’t quite get a chance to submit your post this month?  Go ahead and write it anyway and leave your link in the March Blog Carnival comments section so we can check it out!

And don’t forget to check back here on Thursday when we’ll announce the topic for the April DSMA Blog Carnival!

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