I recently posted a thread asking about the appropriateness of giving someone a diabetic ID bracelet or tag for a Christmas gift or birthday gift. You can check the answers there. But this now has me even more curious about diabetics or people with diabetes.
Several said that they wouldn't want people to know, or wouldn't want that information out in the open.
Why would that be? Why on earth would you not wear an ID bracelet or tags for the sake of EMT's or other medical personnel to know that you are diabetic? If you were unable to speak for yourself, why wouldn't you want that identification to help them help you?
What are we afraid of in not having people know? Have you had reprecussions from telling people other than the over zealous "helper" type person? Please share them, and help me understand better.
I am of the mind the more people that know that I am diabetic the better, for these reasons:
1. In the event of a mishap, an accident, I pass out, etc, there is more likely to be someone who knows my diabetes and can get me help.
2. It is a great way to spread the news about diabetes and educate the general public
3. I don't have to explain anything I don't want them to know. I can share accurate information, not the stuff they read or might have heard that is inaccurate or just plain wrong.'
Please share your thoughts with me, I am confused about this