Since being diagnosed with diabetes is a really big deal, I'd be interested to start a list of our "Coming Out" stories (e.g. what's the story of your diagnosis?). Anyone else? Here's mine, as stored in what was, at the time, my 3-year-old brain:
I lost my sense of taste, and refused to eat my dinner. I was already a really skinny kid. My mom tried to tempt me with chocolate pudding (usually a sure-thing), but that was nothing more than paste in my mouth, too. At some point soon after, when mom was making dinner on some other day, she got a phone call that scared her. She called my dad at work and told him she was taking me to the hospital. He should meet us there. I have no idea how long a stayed in the hospital, but I do remember that I really liked the mac-n-cheese from the cafeteria. I also remember that one day I was served a giant hunk of chocolate cake with lunch, and my parents said they weren't sure but thought that was a bad idea (forget the fact that NO ONE needs chocolate cake with lunch). Some family friends sent me a stuffed animal that looked like a green bell pepper with arms and legs.
... And that's all I've retained. The rest is just my regular life as a diabetic.
I'd love to read other people's stories, whether recent or in the distant past!