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Exposing My Diabetes

This months DSMA blog carnival topic is

Does your employer/school/friends know you have diabetes? Why or why not?

I never reveal my diabetes during a job interview, though I suppose with this whole diabetes blog thing, it is a moot point now.   Once I’m on the job it is a different story.  I always let the people I work with and especially those I might travel with now and again that I am diabetic. I always tell my friends as well.

The reason for this is quite simple and totally for my own benefit.  The more people who know I’m diabetic, the better my chances of survival when something goes wrong.  And eventually something will go wrong.

** This post is my March entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival.  If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetessocmed.com/2012/march-dsma-blog-carnival-2/

© 2012 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com

  • Mike Hoskins

    I’m on the exact same page, Scott. Doesn’t come up in a job interview. But I do let everyone know as soon as job’s in place. Only recently did I add my dblog and d-writing to my resume, as it’s become more of my focus. Probably wouldn’t – and I didn’t – in the past because it didn’t apply to what I would be doing at work. I’ve had a couple severe Lows at work over time, and am glad that my boss(es) and coworkers knew.

  • http://www.bittersweetdiabetes.com Karen Graffeo

    Sounds like a great policy to me – and yes, something does always go wrong . . . 

  • http://www.facebook.com/princessldybg Cheri Pate

    I’m probably too open with my medical stuff, but it’s who I am.  I’m just pretty open.  I recently got a promotion & now work in a different office (just down the hall).  I was very touched about a week ago when one of my co-workers just flat out asked me how they could take care of me if something happened.  I really felt loved.  :)

  • Cherise

    Short simple and to the point. Great policy!